The President noted that it was with deep sorrow that he received the tragic news of the loss of lives following the air crash.
The message reads, in part:
“I was shocked by the tragedy and share the grief with the people of the Russian Federation”.
The President of Kazakhstan also conveyed condolences in his message to President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov following the death of his son, Irek Minnikhanov.
In his messages President Nursultan Nazarbayev, on behalf of the people of Kazakhstan and on his own behalf, offered sincere condolences to the families of the victims.