Russia – Explosion in Saint Petersburg - Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault (3 avril 2017)


As Saint Petersburg has been hit hard by a deadly explosion, I would like to express France’s solidarity with Russia and all our support and condolences to the families of the victims.

At this point, we have no information to suggestion that French citizens are among the victims.

We are in contact with the Russian authorities and verifications are ongoing.

The services of the Ministry are mobilized to notify the French families who are worried about their loved ones.

An emergency number has been activated by our consulate general in Saint Petersburg and our embassy in Moscow :+7 495 937 1491.