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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 29.06.2017, 13:39

The Latvian Foreign Minister offers condolences to the Russian Federation

BC, Riga, 27.12.2016.Print version
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, on behalf of Latvia, offers condolences to Russia over the crash of a Tu-154 aircraft of the Russian Ministry of Defence that claimed the lives of 92 people. The Foreign Minister conveys deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who perished in the crash.

The Russian Defense Ministry’s Tu-154 plane crashed into the Black Sea minutes after takeoff from Sochi’s airport, killing 92 people on board. The plane was en route to Latakia, Syria, transporting 64 members of the world-famous Alexandrov Ensemble army choir, humanitarian workers and several media crews to take part in Christmas and New Year’s celebrations.


The head of the choir, conductor and composer Valery Khalilov, as well as revered Russian humanitarian and charity activist Elizaveta Glinka (popularly known as Dr. Liza) were among the victims of the crash.


Russia on Monday observed a nationwide day of mourning for the victims of the crash.

The Baltic Course mourns  and expresses its deep condolences to the families of those killed in a plane crash in the Black Sea.






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