Kremlin sees “dangerous trend” in Kerch collage shooting, calls not to act “emotionally”
Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov considers it necessary to carefully analyze circumstances of the Kerch tragedy in order to understand what measures are needed to be taken to prevent new tragedies.
Putin’s Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov pointed out the necessity to take “effective measures” after the Kerch tragedy that took place on October 17 in order to prevent similar incidents in the future. He also added that impulsive short-term decisions are unlikely to help deal with the situation.
“We need to accurately determine all the details of this tragic massacre. And only after that, probably, the experts should predict certain actions. Because this is a very dangerous trend, of course, and a very deep analysis must be performed,” Peskov said, answering the question about the measures that are to be taken after the attack on the students and teachers at the Kerch Polytechnic College.
The spokesman said it is easy to understand the public’s reaction “emotionally”, however, it is necessary to thoroughly deal with the circumstances of the incident before making any decisions.
“I repeat once again, impulsive actions are explainable in this case, yet they are unlikely to help the situation. We need a very serious systematic approach here,” said Peskov.
On October 17, a student of the Polytechnic College of Kerch, Vladislav Roslyakov, opened fire at the building, after which he committed suicide. According to the latest data, 21 people died, more than 40 people were injured as a result of the explosion and the shooting.
Starting from October 18, a three-day mourning has been declared in the Crimea and Sevastopol.