U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft expressed his condolences in connection with the crash of Tu-154 of the Ministry of defence in Sochi. This was reported by the official representative of the U.S. Embassy Maria Olson on Twitter.
Maria Olson (@USEmbRuPress)
December 25, 2016, 09:06
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland also expressed his condolences to Russia in connection with the crash, reports “Interfax”. “Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims. We think of them in this sad time for Russia day,” — said Jagland.
Earlier on December 25, the condolences expressed by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
The Tu-154 223-aircraft division of the Ministry of defence disappeared from radars at 05:27 MSK on December 25 after taking off from Sochi. Where he came from near Moscow Chkalovsky to refuel. The aircraft was headed in the Syrian Latakia. The car fell almost immediately after takeoff.
On Board were 92 people, including artists of the song and dance ensemble of the Alexandrov Russian journalists.
Monday, 26 December, declared national day of mourning for the victims of the disaster.