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LUSAKA, March 22. /TASS/. The participants in the 134th assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) are offering their condolences to the people and parliament of Belgium over the explosions in Brussels, Chairman of the Russian Federation Council upper house International Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachev who represents Russia in the organization’s executive committee told TASS on Tuesday.
"IPU President Saber Chowdhury began the executive committee meeting with information about Brussels. He strongly condemned (the incident), expressed his condolences and support to the people and parliament of Belgium," the senator said. He also noted that the Russian delegation was planning to express such condolences to the Belgian delegation in Lusaka after the end of the IPU Executive Committee session.
At least 17 people were killed earlier on Tuesday in twin blasts at Zaventem airport near Brussels with dozens injured.
The airport's twitter account informs flights have been cancelled as the evacuation is underway. All flights arriving in Brussels have been redirected to the airports of Liege and Charleroi.