Investigation headquarters were established. The President assumed personal supervision of the investigation, enhancing security and survivor relief.
Mr Putin expressed condolences to the victims of the explosion in Pushkin Square, Moscow, and compassion for the injured.
“With my whole heart, I share the pain and grief of the survivors and the relatives of victims of the explosion in the city’s heart. The explosion shocked the entire country. I share the bereavement of all whose near and dear fell in the appalling tragedy. I am with you,” the President said in his message.