New York

11 May 2021

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - on the school shooting in Kazan, Russian Federation

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the reported deaths of nine people, including seven children, in a shooting today outside a school in the city of Kazan in the Russian Federation. He strongly condemns this act of senseless violence and expresses his deepest condolences to the victims’ families, as well as the Government and people of the Russian Federation. He wishes those injured a speedy and full recovery.