Belarus has received the news about the Nice Bastille Day attack with deep sorrow. This was stated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, expressed condolences to the President of France Francois Hollande, the French people, as well as relatives and friends of the victims.
From 11 am, a book of condolences is open in the French embassy in Minsk. You can come to leave a message on Monday from 10.00 to 17.30 Belarus time. All messages from the book as well as emails received by the embassy will be handed to French authorities.
Dominique Gazuy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the Republic of Belarus:
Weapons were found in the truck that crushed 84 people. These were fake weapons, not genuine. Now investigation is underway. The state of emergency will be continued.
This act of terrorism is unprecedented cowardice. It can affect any country. As for the selected date, July 14... This is the worst thing that could happen. Because on this day, we celebrate human rights. And here we see the murderous madness of the man who thus ended this day.
Viktor Guminsky, deputy chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus:
This terrorist act shows that we (everyone who wants peace) need to join our efforts in order to put an end to this scourge.
People near the French Embassy:
I simply cannot find words... It was a violent murder. What happened is really horrible. How could they do this on the national holiday?
When I was in France about four years ago, I could easily walk around the city, Lyon, Paris. I had no such dilemma, whether or not to go out in the evening. This year, we will have to choose only tourist routes, only the center of Paris and Lyon.