|Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. Photo: VOV
Russian President Vladimir Putin sent condolences to the family of former Prime Minister Abe, calling his death an irreparable loss. Mr. Putin described Mr. Abe as "an outstanding statesman who had led the Japanese government for a long time and made great contributions to the development of good neighborly relations between the two countries". In a statement issued by the Russian Embassy in Japan, Ambassador Mikhail Galuzin strongly condemned the attack on former Prime Minister Abe.
The leaders of Australia, Poland, Germany, Italy, France, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi, and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen sent condolences to the family of former Prime Minister Abe and Japan.