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11 Sep. 2019 / 13:20

Victims of terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 in the US, commemorated in Chisinau

Victims of terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 in the US were commemorated today in Chisinau. Prime Minister Maia Sandu, together with Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Nastase, Minister of Internal Affairs, in solidarity with the American people, laid flowers to the US Embassy on 11 September in memory of the victims of the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, Moldova 1 TV reports.

Terrorism is not a subject that concerns one country or another. Terrorism, unfortunately, targets all of us, and that means that we all have to make efforts to prevent such tragedies”, said Maia Sandu.

"We remember with sadness those events in which almost three thousand people died in their attempt to glorify other human lives, as Interior Minister  and elected mayor of Chisinau, I think of the police, the rescuers, the firefighters who intervened to save lives and died. We have been and remain firm, through the institution I represent and other state institutions, alongside the US, in their efforts to combat global terrorism. Terrorism has no borders, no limits, and must be countered”, said Andrei Năstase.

It's been 18 years since the September 11 attacks left nearly 3,000 people dead in the worst act of terrorism the nation has ever experienced.

On Wednesday, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum will commemorate the lives lost with a ceremony honoring those killed at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and aboard Flight 93 — as well as the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Two thousand nine hundred seventy-seven innocent people from 93 nations lost their lives on that tragic Tuesday. The death toll would have been even higher if the brave passengers and crew members of United Flight 93 had not overpowered the hijackers and diverted the flight, which was destined to hit the US Capitol building in Washington, DC. Though none survived the crash, their courage saved the country from an even bigger catastrophe.

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