Xi sends condolences to Putin over Russian school shooting
Updated 20:42, 27-Sep-2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday sent a message of condolence to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, over a school shooting incident in the country. 

In his message, Xi said he was shocked to learn of the shooting in the Russian city of Izhevsk.

On behalf of the Chinese government and people and in his own name, Xi expressed deep condolences for those killed in the incident and sincere sympathies to the bereaved families. 

At least 17 people were killed in the shooting on Monday, according to the Russian Investigative Committee.

(Cover: Policemen walk near the scene of a shooting in Izhevsk, September 26, 2022. /CFP)

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