Azerbaijani President extends condolences to his Russian counterpart
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  • 11:33 06 May 2019

Azerbaijani President extends condolences to his Russian counterpart

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has extended condolences to President of Russia Vladimir Putin, ONA reports.

The letter of condolences reads:

"Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich, I was deeply saddened by the news of heavy casualties as a passenger plane made an emergency landing at the Sheremetyevo airport.

On behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and on my own behalf, I extend my deepest condolences to you, the families and loved ones of those who died, and the whole people of Russia, and wish the injured the swiftest possible recovery."

Note that forty-one people on board a Russian Aeroflot passenger plane were killed when the plane caught fire mid-air and made an emergency landing at a Moscow airport on Sunday. In total 78 people were on board, 37 of them survived.

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