WASHINGTON, December 12. /TASS/. The safety of Russians and Americans can be ensured only by united and coordinated actions, press secretary of the Russian Embassy in Washington Nikolai Lakhonin said in connection with the attempted terrorist attack in New York.
According to Lakhonin, the methods of international terrorism are the same throughout the world, they are well known to Russia. Only through joint and coordinated actions, including resuming counter-terrorism efforts of the special services, it is possible to provide safety for the citizens, he added.
Lakhonin said earlier that the Russian Consulate General reacted anxiously to the news about the attempted terrorist attack in New York. The Consulate does not have any information on Russians citizens among its victims, he added.
Earlier an improvised device exploded in the subway passageway in midtown Manhattan. According to the recent reports, there were no people in life threatening condition.