MOSCOW, December 29, /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded police and security services do their best to ensure security in transport and transport infrastructure facilities, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told the Russian News Service radio station on Sunday.
“Vladimir Vladimirovich [Putin] was immediately informed about the terrorist attack in Volgograd. The president has issued all necessary orders, first of all to the agencies and top officials of the Volgograd region to offer immediate help to those injured, including possible evacuation to medical establishments in Moscow,” he said.
Earlier on Sunday, Peskov said that the Russian president had urged the country’s interior and security services to expose the organizers of the Sunday act of terror in Russia’s southern city of Volgograd and to bring them to justice. “Putin ordered ministers and top-ranking officials of the interior and police bodies to take all necessary measures to investigate into this act of terror, to expose those who were behind it and bring them to justice,” he said.
A female suicide bomber set off an explosive device at Volgograd’s central railway station at 12:45 Moscow time on Sunday. According to the latest reports, as many as 16 people were killed in the blast, 38 people were taken to hospital, five received out-patient medical assistance.