Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has sent a letter of condolences to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

“I’m deeply shocked by the news of the deaths of children and adults as a result of a shooting in a school in Kazan.”

“On behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and on my own behalf, I express my sincere condolences to you, the families and relatives of the victims and wish the injured the soonest possible recovery,” President Aliyev said in his letter.