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Putin - Las Vegas shooting is 'shocking in its cruelty'
October 2, 2017 / 4:55 PM / 2 months ago

Putin - Las Vegas shooting is 'shocking in its cruelty'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin sent condolences to his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Monday after a gunman killed at least 58 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas, the Kremlin said in a statement.

FILE PHOTO - Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a press conference in Ankara, Turkey, September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

“This crime which killed tens of peaceful citizens is shocking in its cruelty,” the statement quoted Putin as saying in a telegram to Trump.

Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Catherine Evans

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