Poroshenko on Pittsburgh shooting: Nothing can justify hatred based on anti-Semitism

Source : 112 Ukraine

Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin also expressed condolences to the victims of the tragedy
16:43, 28 October 2018

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin expressed their condolences to Americans in connection with the shooting in the synagogue in Pittsburgh. 

‘Shocked by the horrific shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Nothing could justify this wild act of intolerance and hatred based on antisemitism and racism;  

'At this difficult moment, we mourn together with our American friends. My most sincere condolences go to the families and relatives of those perished and wounded in this terrible tragedy,’ the President claimed this on Twitter 

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‘My thoughts and sympathy are with those affected by the deadly shooting in Pittsburgh. Beyond heartbreaking. World must stand united against such cowardly anti-Semitic violence and hatred,’ the Minister of Foreign Affairs claimed.  

As it was reported earlier, on October 27, there were three events in the synagogue in Pittsburgh, about 100 people were in the building. A man armed with AR-15 rifle and a couple of pilots. He broke into the building with anti-Semitic shouts. As a result, 11 people died, six sustained injuries, three of them were police officers.

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The identity of the attacker is established. It is 46-year-old Robert Bowers. He was wounded during the shooting with the police officers. He faces a death penalty.  

In connection with this tragedy, the United States President Donald Trump commissioned to lower the state flags over The White House and the other American government buildings until sunset on October 31. He promised to visit Pittsburgh in the coming days. 


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