Foreign ministry recommends Russians to avoid crowded places in Munich

At least 9 people have been reported shot dead in shooting in a shopping center in Munich, a Bavarian police spokesman said on July 22.

At least 9 people have been reported shot dead in shooting in a shopping center in Munich, a Bavarian police spokesman said on July 22.

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Russian consulate general is in direct contact with the German authorities

Russia’s foreign ministry recommends Russians to keep away from crowded places in Germany’s Munich following shooting reports from that city, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told the Rossiya-24 television channel.

"The Munich police have made an official statement warning people of the necessity to avoid public and crowded places," she said. "The statement is meant not only for Germans but for all foreigners currently staying in Munich."

"On our part, we also strongly recommend Russians currently staying in Munich to follow the German police instructions and not to visit public and crowded places," Zakharova stressed and asked those who have relatives in Munich to warn them that "staying outside and at crowded places is now unsafe."

She said contradictory reports are coming from Munich. "We are verifying information. Our consulate general is in direct contact with the German authorities," she said.

"Our German colleagues have promised, first, to inform us about what is going on," the Russian diplomat said. "They have taken the issue concerning Russians staying in Germany, in Munich under their control. And, naturally, they will the Russian side."

At least 9 people have been reported shot dead in shooting in a shopping center in Munich, a Bavarian police spokesman said on July 22.

A man who supposedly opened gunfire has probably shot himself dead, Germany’s Bild said. The local police however did not confirm these reports. 

Source: Tass.com

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