Klimkin expresses condolences to families of Algeria plane crash victims

Klimkin expresses condolences to families of Algeria plane crash victims

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has expressed his condolences to the families of those killed in the crash of a military aircraft in Algeria.

"I am shocked by a great number of people who died in Algeria military plane crash. I express my deepest condolences to the families and relatives of the victims," he wrote on Twitter.

At least 257 people were killed on Wednesday when a military plane crashed near the Algerian capital, Algiers, shortly after takeoff. State media reported that the Soviet-designed Il-76 plane was heading for Bechar in southwestern Algeria.


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