Matvienko promised an objective investigation of the explosion in St. Petersburg

Valentina Matvienko

The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko said that Russia’s Investigative Committee, intelligence agencies, law enforcement agencies will do everything possible for an objective investigation of the explosion in the St. Petersburg metro. Her words are published on the website of the upper house of Parliament on Monday, April 3.

Matvienko said that deeply moved. “I Express my heartfelt sympathy and wishes for a speedy recovery to all the injured,” she said.

The explosion in the subway occurred on the afternoon of Monday, 3 April. It was initially reported about two explosions, however, the Investigative Committee confirmed the information only about one. According to authorities, the bomb exploded in the train in the stretch between the stations “Sennaya square” and “Institute of Technology” Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya line.

According to the latest figures announced by the Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko, the explosion killed 10 people, about 20 were injured.

The Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev instructed Minister for emergency situations Vladimir Puchkov and health Minister Veronika Skvortsova to provide all necessary assistance to the victims.