ASTANA, April 5. /TASS/. Kazakhstan is ready to assist Russia in investigating the St. Petersburg metro blast, the country’s Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov told reporters on Wednesday.
"We condemn terrorism in all of its manifestations and are ready to assist in the investigation of this case," Abdrakhmanov said. According to him, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry will provide all the necessary assistance to the family of Maksim Aryshev, a Kazakh citizen killed in the terrorist attack.
"We are currently assisting them in implementing the usual procedures that take place on such occasions, we will also help in transporting the body. We convey our deepest condolences to Maksim’s family," the Kazakh top diplomat added.
According to previous reports, Maksim Aryshev, a 20-year old citizen of Kazakhstan, who was a third-year student at St. Petersburg State University of Economics, was killed in the blast that rocked the city’s metro.
On the afternoon of April 3, a bomb exploded in a metro car between Tekhnologichesky Institut station and Sennaya Ploshchad stations in St. Petersburg. Law enforcement sources say that the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber. The blast claimed the lives of 14 people while dozens were injured.