Estonia offers condolences to Russia following deadly shopping mall fire

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser (SDE) offered his condolences to Russian colleague Sergey Lavrov following Sunday's deadly fire at a shopping center in the Siberian city of Kemerovo.

"I express sincere sympathy to the families and friends of the victims, and I hope for a speedy recovery for those who were injured," Mikser wrote in his letter to the Russian minister according to a ministry press release. "Our thoughts are with the injured and the loved ones of the victims following this tragic event."  -writes

According to initial reports, the fire claimed more than 50 lives, many of them children. Dozens more were injured.

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