Estonian leaders offer condolences following deadly plane crash in Russia ({{commentsTotal}})

Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations members working at the crash site of the Saratov Airlines flight that crashed on Sunday, killing all 71 on board. Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.
Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations members working at the crash site of the Saratov Airlines flight that crashed on Sunday, killing all 71 on board. Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Source: (Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters/Scanpix)

Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Center), President Kersti Kaljulaid and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser (SDE) offered their condolences to Russia after Saratov Airlines flight 6W703 crashed outside of Moscow on Sunday, killing all 71 on board.

"Horrible news from Russia about the Saratov Airlines crash," Ratas tweeted. "My heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families."

"Horrified by the news of the crash near Moscow," Kaljulaid likewise tweeted. "My condolences to the families, loved ones and everyone affected by this tragedy."

"I express my sincere sympathy to the families and loved ones of the victims," Mikser wrote in a letter to his Russian colleague Sergey Lavrov, according to a ministry press release. "Such terrible tragedies affect us all. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time."

An An-148 plane carrying 71 people on Saratov Airlines' flight 6W703 crashed near Argunovo village in the Ramensky District of Moscow Oblast on Sunday. According to information from emergency services, there were no survivors.

Editor: Aili Vahtla



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