KYIV, 16 April 2013 - The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara expressed his shock today at the Boston marathon explosions.
“I was deeply shocked by the news about the bomb blasts that occurred at Boston Marathon on 15 April 2013 and cost the lives of several people and wounded many others, many of them women and children."
"A sport event that serves for peace, and brings people together, became a place of bloody tragedy. I strongly condemn this act of violence resulting in the death and causalities of many people,” Kozhara said.
Noting that investigation into the reasons and persons behind this action is still underway, the OSCE Chair reminded that all OSCE participating States should stand united in their response to such kind of violence, being often of a terrorist origin. Terrorism in all its forms and manifestations can never be tolerated or justified.
"The attacks in Boston emphasize the need for the international community to strengthen the cooperation in prevention of terrorist acts. Those perpetrating such actions must be found and brought to justice."
"As the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and in my national capacity on behalf of the Government of Ukraine I convey my heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to the wounded. We share the grief and pain of the US people,” Kozhara said.