Russian President Vladimir Putin described the armed attack that rocked Perm University in central Russia and killed 8 people today as a "colossal calamity."
Russia Today website quoted Putin as saying during a virtual meeting with the head of the Central Elections Committee in Russia, Ella Pamfilova: I understand very well that there are no expressions of sympathy that can dampen the bitterness and pain of such losses, especially when it comes to young people who started their lives a little while ago. Only for families who lost their children, but for the whole country.”
"Regional and federal authorities will take all necessary measures to support the injured and the families of the young people who died, and the security services will do everything necessary to investigate this horrific crime and determine the causes of what happened," Putin added.
The Russian Investigative Committee had previously confirmed that a student opened fire at Perm National Research University in an attack that killed 8 people and wounded 28 others. Russian Urals.