24 Jan 2011 19:03

Medvedev orders necessary help for airport attack victims

MOSCOW. Jan 24 (Interfax) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered that the Health and Emergency Situations Ministries provide all necessary help to the victims of the terror attack that occurred at Domodedovo Airport.

"Everything must be done to ensure that all victims receive urgent medical aid," Medvedev said at an emergency meeting on Monday.

The head of state expressed sincere condolences to the relatives of people killed at Domodedovo.

Currently, a large number of ambulance vehicles are being sent to Domodedovo Airport, the president said.

"The main thing now is to help and support those who were affected," he said.

The rest "should be carried out in accordance with current legislation, including the criminal procedural laws," Medvedev said.

"I have given all necessary instructions to the Interior Ministry and the Federal Security Service," the president said.

"A team of investigators must be set up who will travel to the scene to conduct all urgent investigative measures," he said.

Presidential Aide Arkady Dvorkovich, who is in Paris to attend a meeting of G8 and G20 sherpas, wrote on Twitter: "It is hard to think now about anyone except for Domodedovo victims. My colleagues are already expressing their condolences. Their fellow countrymen could be among those killed."