Boris Johnson Offers Sympathies to Russia After Metro Explosion

Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, has issued a statement on Twitter following an explosion on the St. Petersburg metro system. Ten people were killed when travelling on a metro train between the stations of Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut, with over thirty more people injured.

Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian Prime Minister, said that the explosion had “been caused by a terrorist attack”. Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, had been in the city earlier in the day, and his spokesman said that the incident would be fully investigated.

Johnson wrote on Twitter:

“Horrified by news of explosion in St Petersburg. My sympathies are with the victims and their families”.