Zelensky offers condolences on Texas school shooting

Source: The Hill | May 25, 2022 | Monique Beals

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is offering condolences to the families of the victims in Tuesday’s school shooting in Texas.

“Deeply saddened by the news of the murder of innocent children in Texas,” Zelensky said in a tweet as his country battles Russian forces that invaded Ukraine in February.

“Sincere condolences to the families of the victims, the people of the US and @POTUS over this tragedy. The people of Ukraine share the pain of the relatives and friends of the victims and all Americans,” he added.

His comments came after 19 children and two adults were killed in Tuesday’s shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Authorities also said that the suspected shooter, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was also dead. 

The shooting took place at Robb Elementary School, which has students in the second, third and fourth grades. It was the largest shooting to take place at a U.S. school since 20 children and 6 adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

Ukraine’s foreign affairs minister, Dmytro Kuleba, also offered his condolences in a Wednesday tweet.

“Horrible news from Uvalde, Texas,” he said. “Our deepest sympathy is with the victims and their families. As a nation that goes through the pain of losing innocent young lives, Ukraine shares the pain of our U.S. friends.”


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    For all of his troubles and despite this country’s official tepid response to the war in the Ukraine and so many politicians here taking Russia’s side, President Zelensky takes the high road and offers sympathy in response to this horrific mass shooting. It’s actions like these that have made President Zelensky a worldwide hero.

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