Latvia reacts to metro blasts in Russia

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Latvian officials on April 3 offered condolences to Russia following twin explosions on the St Petersburg metro system that are believed to have caused several fatalities and injured dozens.

The Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked any Latvians in St Petersburg to let their loved ones know they were safe.

Phone numbers and contact details were provided for anyone in need of consular assistance. Latvia maintains a consul in the city.

"If in need of consular assistance, please call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the round-the-clock emergency phone +371 26337711 or apply to the Consulate General of Latvia in St. Petersburg," the ministry said.

There were no immediate indications that Latvians might be among the dead or injured.

Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics was in doubt that the explosions were the result of a "criminal act" and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

President Raimonds Vejonis followed suit:


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