President Tony Tan and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong convey their condolences to Russian leaders

SINGAPORE - President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev respectively to convey their condolences on Tuesday (April 4), following the terror attack at the St Petersburg metro the day before.

President Tan said he was deeply saddened to learn of the attack in Mr Putin's hometown.

"On behalf of the people of Singapore, I convey my heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and wish those injured a speedy recovery. Singapore strongly condemns this barbaric act of terror, and stands in solidarity with the people of Russia at this difficult time," he wrote.

Prime Minister Lee also said "Singapore strongly condemns this senseless act of terror and stands in solidarity with Russia".

"On behalf of the Government of Singapore, I convey my deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wish the injured a quick recovery," he wrote.

There have been no reports of Singaporeans injured or directly affected by the blast, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told The Straits Times on Monday.