Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel made the following comments today (3 April) on the sidelines of Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg concerning the explosion in the St Petersburg metro:
I am deeply shocked by the terrible news coming in from St Petersburg.
We do not yet know what happened exactly, nor do we have any information about the background. However, there are many indications at the moment that this was a malicious attack on innocent people who were simply going about their daily lives. There is absolutely no justification for this criminal act.
Our thoughts are with our friends in Russia, the victims and their families at this difficult time.