MOSCOW, November 10 (RIA Novosti) – Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to Philippine President Benigno Aquino following the powerful typhoon that has killed at least 10,000 people.
“The Russian president conveyed words of sincere compassion to the relatives and loved ones of the deceased and wished a swift recovery to all those injured,” according to a statement on the Kremlin's website on Sunday.
Super typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest typhoons on record, swept across the Philippines on Friday, devastating towns and cities. Hundreds of people are feared dead. The typhoon now is moving towards Vietnam at a speed of 35 kilometers per hour.