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The President was briefed on the situation in Kazan

May 11, 2021

The President offered his deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed in the Kazan school shooting and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.

Vladimir Putin received a briefing from Director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov on the incident and spoke on the phone with Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova and Minister for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Natural Disaster Relief Yevgeny Zinichev. The President instructed the Government to provide medical and psychological assistance to the injured and other victims of the incident and to provide support to the families of those killed.

An Emergencies Ministry aircraft with medical professionals, psychologists and the necessary medical equipment is on its way to Kazan. Education Minister Sergei Kravtsov and Healthcare Minister Mikhail Murashko were instructed to fly to the incident scene.

A separate instruction was given to Director of the Federal Service of National Guard Troops Viktor Zolotov to work on a new regulation concerning the types of firearms that are available for ownership and circulation to civilians.

May 11, 2021