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Xi extends condolences to Putin over plane crash

This handout picture taken and released on Oct 10, 2021 by the Russia's Emergencies Ministry shows a wreckage at a site of the L-410 plane crash near the town of Menzelinsk in the Republic of Tatarstan. (
RUSSIAN EMERGENCY MINISTRY / AFP)

BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday sent a message of condolence to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, over a plane crash in Russia.  

In his message, Xi said he was shocked to hear about the tragedy in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan, which caused heavy casualties.

He expressed deep condolences over the fatalities and offered sincere sympathies to the bereaved families and the injured.  

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