Azerbaijani President offers condolences to Ukrainian counterpart

Azerbaijani President offers condolences to Ukrainian counterpart
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  • calendar-gray 08 January 2020

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has extended condolences to President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky over the tragic crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane near Tehran, APA reports.

The letter of condolence reads:

"Dear Mr President,

I was deeply saddened by the news of heavy casualties as a passenger plane of Ukraine International Airlines crashed near the city of Tehran.

On the occasion of this tragedy, on my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan, I extend my deepest condolences to you, families and loved ones of those who were killed."

Note that Boeing 737 aircraft 170 passengers (82 Iranian citizens, 63 Canadian citizens, 11 Ukrainian citizens (2 passengers and 9 crew members), 10 Swedish citizens, 4 Afghan citizens, 3 German citizens, and 3 British citizens) on board crashed today at the Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran. No one survived as a result of the crash. 

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