Earlier, the President of Russia held a meeting at the Federal Security Service (FSB) Department for St Petersburg and Leningrad Region, where representatives from the FSB, the Interior Ministry, the Emergencies Ministry and the Russian National Guard updated him on the initial investigation results.
Vladimir Putin receives regular updates from the security agencies and investigation teams. The municipal and federal authorities are providing assistance to those affected by the explosion and to the victims’ families.
An unidentified device exploded at 2:40 pm today between the metro stations Tekhnologichesky Institut and Sennaya Ploshchad in St Petersburg. The Russian Investigative Committee has qualified the explosion as a terrorist attack, although it is analysing several versions. According to the National Antiterrorist Committee, 11 people have been killed and 45 have been injured in the explosion.