May 06, 2019 22:08
Maduro offers condolences over Sheremetyevo plane crash
MADRID. May 6 (Interfax) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has extended his heartfelt condolences to the Russian people in connection with the air crash in the Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport.
"I offer sincere condolences to all Russian people over a horrible air crash at the Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow that, according to official reports, killed 41 people and injured 37," Maduro wrote on Twitter.
"Venezuela is sympathizing with its Moscow brothers," he said.
Aeroflot flight SU1492 from Moscow to Murmansk returned to its airport of departure, crash-landed, and caught fire on May 5. There were 78 people, including five crewmembers, on board. Many escaped using the airplane's evacuation slides. The crash's death toll stands at 41.
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RUSSIA AND FSU GENERAL NEWS
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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has given an interview to Interfax in which he speaks about the U.S. withdrawal from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty on that is expected on August 2, about Russia‘s response to the U.S. and NATO possible deployment of missiles banned by the treaty, and about whether the Cuban Missile Crisis may repeat itself.
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