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MOSCOW, April 20 (Itar-Tass) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered condolences to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping over the earthquake in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan that claimed numerous human lives, the Kremlin press service reported on Saturday.
In his telegram of condolence, Putin said that “Russia is ready to offer help in liquidating the consequences of this devastating disaster.”
According to latest reports, at least 70 people were killed and more than 700 were injured in a magnitude 7 earthquake that struck China’s province of Sichuan.