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Fight against terrorism requires collective efforts regardless political climate — ForMin

January 07, 2015, 22:39 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Solution to such global problem as terrorism cannot be postponed till better days, Russian Foreign Ministry deputy spokesman, Maria Zakharova, wrote on Twitter
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MOSCOW, January 7. /TASS/. The tragedy in Paris proves that the fight against terrorism requires permanent efforts of the international community regardless of the political environment, Russian Foreign Ministry deputy spokesman, Maria Zakharova, wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.

“The tragedy in Paris is a serious reason for realizing that the fight against international terrorism requires permanent, uninterrupted collective efforts by the world community regardless of the political climate,” Zakharova said.

“There are global problems solution to which cannot be postponed till better days. Otherwise, they won’t come,” she said.

On Wednesday morning, two unidentified persons attacked the Charlie Hebdo editorial office in Paris. According to latest data, 12 people — ten journalists and two policemen — were killed. Eight people were injured. Four people were hospitalized in grave condition. Attackers succeeded in escaping. French President Francois Hollande described the tragedy as a terrorist act.

Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Moscow condemned the terrorist act in Paris and expressed condolences to the next-of-kin.

“We’re shocked to learn about the terrorist act in downtown Paris where extremists’ attack on the Charlie Hebdo editorial office left victims, including among journalists and law enforcers,” the ministry said.

“We condemn this terrorist act. The tragedy proves the need to continue active cooperation in fighting the terrorist threat,” it said.

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