Slovak Politicians Condemn Mass Shootings in New Zealand

15. marca 2019 13:40
Bratislava, March 15 (TASR) - Slovak politicians have condemned the mass shootings that took place in Christchurch, New Zealand and caused the deaths of 49 people. "Shocked and appalled by the acts of terror on innocent civilians in Christchurch. Our thoughts go out to the families of the victims. We wish a speedy recovery to those injured and strength to all the people of New Zealand at this difficult time," stated Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak (a Smer-SD nominee) on Twitter. The opposition Ordinary People (OLaNO) and Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) parties also expressed their outrage at the attacks. "We woke up to an extraordinarily sad day. OLaNO condemns the terrorist attack on New Zealand and sends its condolences to the families of the dozens of victims who became targets of this hideous act," stated OLaNO. "We feel sympathy for the victims, we send our condolences to their relatives. Our thoughts are with them," stated SaS head Richard Sulik. Most-Hid noted that once again we are witness to what an extremist ideology full of anger can cause. "Violence only breeds more violence and leads to more victims. We dedicate a moment of silence to those who fell in the attack and we send our condolences to their relatives," stated the party. The shooting attacks in two mosques in New Zealand on Friday claimed the lives of at least 49 people. The police have already pressed charges of multiple murder against one man who will appear in court on Saturday. The possible involvement of two other people in the attacks is being investigated. zel/df
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