Sheikh Hasina strongly condemns Crocus City Hall massacre

Sheikh Hasina, Crocus City Hall, Vladimir Putin, Terrorist massacre, Fight against terrorism, Bangladesh, People of Russia

Bangladesh’s Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, has unequivocally denounced the heinous terrorist massacre at Moscow’s Crocus City Hall, which tragically claimed the lives of more than 130 individuals. In a letter addressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Hasina expressed her profound condemnation of the cowardly and senseless attack that transpired on March 22, 2024.

“I am deeply shocked and appalled by the loss of numerous innocent lives”, she conveyed, while also offering her prayers for the souls of the departed victims and extending heartfelt condolences to their bereaved families. Sheikh Hasina further conveyed her hopes for the swift recovery of those injured in the brutal attack.

Highlighting the universal ramifications of such acts of terrorism, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asserted that such atrocities strike at the very core of human civilization and its values. She reaffirmed Bangladesh’s unwavering solidarity with the people of Russia during this challenging time, stating, “On behalf of the people of Bangladesh, I express our solidarity with the friendly people of Russia and would like to assure you that in this difficult time, we stand by the side of Russia”.

Emphasizing her government’s steadfast commitment to combatting terrorism in all its forms, PM Sheikh Hasina reiterated Bangladesh’s policy of zero tolerance towards such atrocities. She expressed her eagerness to bolster bilateral cooperation with Russia in the fight against terrorism.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina concluded her message by extending assurances of her highest consideration, underlining the importance of collective resolve in confronting the scourge of terrorism.

Condemnation from global leaders

The recent terrorist massacre at Moscow’s Crocus City Hall concert venue has reverberated worldwide, resulting in the tragic loss of at least 60 lives and leaving over 130 individuals wounded. In a display of swift solidarity, leaders from various nations have come together to condemn the heinous act, offering sincere condolences to Russia and pledging unwavering support during this trying time. President Miguel Diaz-Canel of Cuba, alongside counterparts such as President Milorad Dodik of the Republic of Srpska and President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela, has unequivocally denounced the attack as a “monstrous terrorist act,” echoing sentiments shared across the global community.

From Bolivia to Turkey, and from China to Cyprus, nations around the globe have joined hands in expressing solidarity with Russia while denouncing terrorism in all its manifestations. Both the European Union and the United States have extended condolences, highlighting the critical need for international collaboration in the ongoing fight against terrorism. As investigations into the attack progress, the collective resolve of the global community remains steadfast in combating violent extremism and upholding fundamental principles of peace and security.

In this period of mourning, the world stands united, sending a resolute message that acts of terror will not divide humanity but rather galvanize our determination to forge a safer, more peaceful world for all. Together, nations must tirelessly address root causes, enhance information sharing, and fortify societies against such threats, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to overcoming adversity and fostering global harmony.


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