MOSCOW — Russia's Foreign Ministry sees the London explosions as terrorist attacks, a spokesman for the ministry said today.
According to Alexander Yakovenko, "the Foreign Ministry condemns the terrorist attacks in London, which have claimed many human lives."
Yakovenko said the Russian Embassy in London was keeping in close contact with the British authorities and was trying to find out if any Russians were among victims.
Earlier, the embassy told RIA Novosti that they had no information about Russians being affected by the blasts.
In view of the terrorist attack on the London Underground, security will be tightened in Moscow's subway system, the head of the Moscow Metropolitan said.
Dmitry Gayev said, "We have a set of standard measures for such situations," which is now being put into operation. Gayev did not specify the security measures that would be taken.
Gayev refused to comment on the blasts in the London tube.
"How can you comment on terrorism?" he said.