Vladimir Putin, president of Russia, called President Obama to offer his deepest condolences over the Sandy Hook Massacre, stressing the particular horror of this tragedy because the victims were children. He offered his deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the victims and to all the American people.
Why is this news?
Well, I can't possibly say it better than Mother Jones' Adam Weinstein did in the following tweet:
A KGB-trained, warmongering Russian despot looked at Newtown and thought it was horrible enough to warrant calling to comfort POTUS. Wow.
— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) December 15, 2012