Azerbaijani President conveys condolences to Putin over plane crash in Syria

Azerbaijani President conveys condolences to Putin over plane crash in Syria

Azerbaijan 's President Ilham Aliyev has sent a letter of condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin in connection with the crash of Russia’s An-26 military transport plane in Syria, according to the message posted on the Azerbaijani presidential website.

"I was deeply saddened by the news of a heavy loss of life caused by a crash of a Russian An-26 military transport aircraft in Syria," Aliyev said in his letter.

"On behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and on my own behalf, I extend my deepest condolences to you, families and loved ones of those who died and the whole people of Russia," he added.

A Russian An-26 military transport plane crashed in Syria on March 6, killing 39 people.  

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