A terrorist attack at one of the world’s most powerful nation, Belgium, which is also the head office of the European Union is regarded as a “Black Day for Europe,” based on a German Justice Minister Heiko Maas on his official Twitter account.
Maas was quoted as saying “Today is a black day for #Europe. The horrible events in #Brussels affect us all. We are steadfastly at the Belgians’ side,” he said.
— Heiko Maas (@HeikoMaas) March 22, 2016
Belgium’s European companions responded with shock and also solidarity on Tuesday following the “terrorist attacks” at Brussels airport terminal and in the city metro station near the Europen Union’s institutional heart, the attack left at least 21 people dead as of press time.
Russia and Turkey, two of the country that regarded themselves as terrorists hot spot within the last several months. The two mentioned countries condemned the explosions, stating they bore out the need to battle terrorism.
France also extended their condolences to the families of the victims as they published the subsequent statement to the media: “Nous sommes tous Bruxellois,” – “We are all citizens of Brussels.”
Sweden Prime Minister Stefan Lofven explained the explosions as “an attack against democratic Europe. We will never accept that terrorists attack our open societies.” Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi stated: “My heart and spirit in Brussels, Europe,” while Interior Minister Angelino Alfano says “the Brussels attacks strike the heart of our Europe.”
Danish counterpart Lars Lokke Rasmussen denounced the explosions as a “despicable attack.”