President Vladimir Putin
Statement on the Terrorist Acts in the US
September 12, 2001
The United States today faced an unprecedented act of aggression on the part
of international terrorism.
First of all, I express sincere and profound condolences to all the victims
and the families of the dead.
The event that occurred in the US today goes beyond national borders. It
is a brazen challenge to the whole humanity, at least to civilized humanity.
And what happened today is added proof of the relevance of the Russian proposal
to pool the efforts of the international community in the struggle against
terrorism, that plague of the 21st century.
Russia knows at first hand what terrorism is. So, we understand as well as
anyone the feelings of the American people. Addressing the people of the United
States on behalf of Russia I would like to say that we are with you, we entirely
and fully share and experience your pain. We support you.