Moscow attack: UAE leaders send condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin

Messages of support come after deaths of at least 133 people at a concert hall

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President Sheikh Mohamed sent his condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin and the victims of the terror attack on a Moscow concert hall.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court, sent similar official messages to Mr Putin.

The UAE also bathed its most iconic landmarks in the colours of the Russian flag on Saturday in solidarity with the victims of the attacks.

Some of the landmarks included the Burj Khalifa, Adnoc Headquarters, Burj Al Arab, and the Dubai Frame.

UAE landmarks light up in Russian colours – in pictures

At least 133 people died and dozens more were injured during the assault on the Crocus City Hall on the outskirts of Moscow on Friday.

The UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs earlier expressed “strong condemnation of these criminal acts” and rejection of “all forms of violence and terrorism aimed at undermining security and stability in contravention of international law”.

Updated: March 25, 2024, 8:43 AM