Lit lampades by the Russian Embassy in Minsk as tribute to the memory of the victims. Words of support are expressed by ordinary citizens, diplomats, parliamentarians, representatives of non-governmental organizations.
Lyudmila Makarina-Kibak, Chairperson of the Standing Commission of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus on Healthcare, Physical Culture, Family and Youth Affairs:
The terrorist act in St. Petersburg is not only a tragedy for Russia, but for Belarus as well. The worst thing is that people are born to live. There were women and children there. Our condolences to the Russian nation, to our brothers.
Vladimir Prokoptsov, Director of the National Art Museum of Belarus:
This tragedy is a reminder for us to always be alert and to combat international terrorism.
Meanwhile, Belarusian investigators are ready to contribute into the crime detection. A correspondent letter was sent to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation. Belarusian specialists have solid experience in such high profile crimes, including terrorist acts.