01:39 GMT +319 June 2019
Listen Live
    Thorbjorn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe

    Council of Europe Expresses Condolences Over Tu-154 Plane Crash in Black Sea

    © Sputnik / Mikhail Voskresenskiy
    Politics
    Get short URL
    Tu-154 Crash in Black Sea (86)
    2104

    Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland expressed condolences over the crash of Russian Tu-154 aircraft crash into Black Sea earlier on Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian Defense Ministry Tu-154 plane with 92 people on board crashed in the Black Sea en route to Syria shortly after refueling at an airport in the resort city of Adler.

    Most of the passengers were members of the Alexandrov Ensemble, who were traveling from Moscow to Hmeymim airbase in Syria to take part in New Year celebrations.

    "Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the victims … and we are thinking of them on this sad day for Russia," Jagland said as quoted in the statement.

    Topic:
    Tu-154 Crash in Black Sea (86)

    Related:

    RT, Sputnik Editor-in-Chief Expresses Condolences Over Tu-154 Plane Crash
    Merkel, Steinmeier Express Condolences Over Tu-154 Plane Crash
    Putin Declares Dec 26 Day of National Mourning Over Russia's Tu-154 Plane Crash
    Tags:
    condolences, Tu-154, Council of Europe, Thornbjorn Jagland, Black Sea, Sochi, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik