M. Jacques Chirac, President of the Republic
Mr Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation
President Putin, dear Vladimir,
I was shocked to learn of the tragic consequences of the terrorist attack which has just been perpetrated against the local government headquarters in Grozny. I wanted to express to you France’s solidarity with your country.
I extend to you my sincere condolences and ask you to convey them, together with my deep sympathy, to the victims’ families.