4/16/2019, 10:20 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Putin offers condolences to Macron over Notre Dame

Russian President Vladimir Putin offered his condolences to French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and the whole French nation on Tuesday over the devastating fire that engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral yesterday, the Kremlin press service stated. Putin also offered to send the best Russian specialists to France to help restore the famous Parisian landmark.

The fire has now been completely extinguished but the damage remains severe.

The Paris cathedral caught fire on Monday evening, causing the roof and spire of the church to collapse. Although the cause of the incident is still unknown, preliminary findings showed that the fire was accidental rather than a result of arson or a terror-related plot. Macron promised to rebuild the Notre Dame and billionaires Francois Pinault and Bernard Arnault have vowed to donate €100 million and €200 million, respectively, for the restoration of the cathedral.

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