updated 9:43 AM UTC, Dec 29, 2017

On June 29, Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat was killed in a car bomb attack in Cairo.

Moscow vehemently condemns this clearly premeditated crime. We reiterate our utter rejection of terror acts, regardless of the motives that their masterminds and perpetrators are guided by. We want to express our unfailing solidarity with the people of Egypt in its fight against the global terrorism threat, and voice our support for the Egyptian government’s efforts to bring stability to the country.

We express our sincere condolences to the bereaved family.