On March 7, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba expressed condolences to President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in connection with the death of people in a crash of a military transport aircraft An-26.
The letter of condolences states, in particular:
“Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich!
I express my condolences to the people of Russia and the families of the victims of a crash of a military transport aircraft An-26.
It is with deep grief that we have received the news about the tragic plane crash, which led to the death of soldiers and officers who had a difficult duty of preserving peace and defending ordinary citizens.
In this difficult hour, together with you and the friends and relatives of the victims, we are experiencing this heavy loss”.