Belarusians have perceived the events in St. Petersburg with great pain. In an endless stream people come to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Minsk to bring flowers and light candles.
These are representatives of organizations and institutions, students and ordinary citizens.
We all support our fraternal Russian people and grieve with them. Of course, it's terrible that such things happen in the world. Innocent people were going to study or home. And their lives ended so tragically.
It's difficult, because Russia is the people who supports the Republic of Belarus and Belarusians. There are no words that can convey the grief and loss the Russian people has suffered.
Nadezhda Ermakova, Deputy Chairwoman of NGO "Belarusian Women's Union":
Immediately I had a thought that something is wrong. "This is probably not true. How can someone kill civilians?" Just accidentally kill them...
It should not be repeated, so we should stand out to express our protest against what happened.
Alexander Shatko, deputy chairman of the NGO "Belaya Rus":
For us it is a great sorrow as for Russians themselves. We too experienced the tragedy of the attacks. Such a number of victims, innocent people... This is complete intimidation.
This is horror and fear that they try to instill into our brotherly nation too.