Xi Jinping extends condolences to Vladimir Putin over plane crash
Updated 22:29, 08-Jul-2021

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday sent a message of condolence to Russian President Vladimir Putin over the recent crash of a Russian passenger plane.

In his message, Xi said he was shocked to learn that the plane unfortunately crashed in the Kamchatka Territory, killing all passengers and crew members on board.

On behalf of the Chinese government and people as well as in his own name, Xi expressed deep condolences over the victims, and extended sincere sympathies to the bereaved families.

A plane carrying 28 people crashed in the far east of Russia on Tuesday, leaving no survivors, Russian news agencies reported citing rescue officials.

(With input from Xinhua)

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