Ukrainian statesmen offered condolences to the victims of the terrorist attack in Barcelona, and condemned this act of violence in their official statements.
President Petro Poroshenko’s tweet said that his thoughts are with the victims of the ‘barbaric terrorist act’. ‘There should be no place for hatred and violence in our world,’ the country’s leader posted.
Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin also expressed his condolences on the tragedy.
Condemn in strongest terms brutal attack in #Barcelona.Deepest condolences, speedy recovery to the injured.Terror has no chances agnst unity— Pavlo Klimkin (@PavloKlimkin) 17 августа 2017 г.
As is known, the white van mowed down a crowd of people at Rambla boulevard in Barcelona on Thursday. At least 13 people lost their lives in the tragedy.
The driver fled the scene, accompanied by a group of sidekicks and later that day captured hostages at a nearby restaurant; the police stormed the restaurant and detained two attackers. The driver is still at large.
The Spanish government claimed the tragedy was a 'jihadist terrorist act'; later that day, the Islamic State officially took the reponsibility for the attack.