a serious terrorist attack occurred in the Austrian capital Vienna on Monday night local time. Several gunmen randomly shot and killed people outside a Jewish church in Vienna, causing many deaths and injuries. As for the attackers, some gunmen were killed and arrested by the police in the attack, but some gunmen are still at large.At present, leaders of many European countries have also expressed their views on the attack. However, their expressions are somewhat different.
“USA Today” reports, the Austrian government that suffered a terrorist attack has so far issued the strongest condemnation of the attackers. Prime Minister Kurtz stated that “we will never be coerced by terrorism and will use all means to fight back.”
French President Macron, who has been plagued by terrorist attacks recently, also condemned the attack in Austria for the first time, saying that “after France, another friendly country was attacked. This is the situation in Europe. Our enemies must know who they are fighting against, and we will not give up resistance.”
However, although Germany, Italy, and the European Union also expressed their shock at the attack and sympathy with Austria, their tone was different from that of Britain and France.
For example, the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated in a statement that “we cannot succumb to submission and lead to the division of society.” Italian Prime Minister Conte also stated that “our common European homeland will not tolerate hatred and violence.”
The picture shows the statement issued by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs on social networks
The German European Commission President Von der Lein posted on social networks that Europe and Austria are “completely united”, but she also emphasized that “we are stronger than hatred and terrorism.”