Home Secretary Theresa May has welcomed Lapshyn's admission of guilt and has praised the police and communities' response to terror attacks by the student.
"This is a satisfying outcome to a highly distressing case where Pavlo Lapshyn's hatred has robbed a family of a loved one and attempted to cause fear and division within our communities.
"I pay tribute to the work of West Midlands Police in bringing the perpetrator to justice and commend the resilience of communities across the West Midlands who showed such courage in the face of these cowardly attacks."
Ukrainian Pavlo Lapshyn has pleaded guilty to the murder of Birmingham pensioner, Mohammed Saleem, and plotting explosions near mosques.
Police have released images showing Ukrainian student Pavlo Lapshyn preparing for and carrying out attacks in the Midlands.
A timeline leading up to the conviction of Pavlo Lapshyn, who murdered pensioner Mohammed Saleem and set bombs off outside mosques.