US ambassador visits site of Moscow attack

January 13, 2006 21:48

US Ambassador William Burns visited on Friday the Moscow synagogue where a Russian skinhead stabbed and wounded eight men Wednesday evening. "The United States welcomes Russian government statements condemning the attack and Prosecutor General (Vladimir) Ustinov's intent to oversee personally the criminal case," Burns said in a statement at the synagogue. "We urge the Russian authorities to use all legal means to prosecute the perpetrator of this crime, and stop any such attacks in the future. It is crucially important to fight extremism in all its forms," Burns said.

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