Putin canceled a trip to Sochi after the crash of An-148


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The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has cancelled a working trip to Sochi after the crash of a passenger plane An-148 Sunday, February 11. The trip was scheduled for Monday, February 12. This was reported by RIA Novosti press-Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.

“In connection with the tragic events, the President has decided to postpone scheduled for Monday regional trip to continue working life in the capital”, — he said and added that this was done “taking into account the possible need for coordination of the work of the government Commission”.

Planned in Moscow meeting with the head of the Palestinian authority Mahmoud Abbas is arriving in Russia on a working visit on 12 February, Peskov said.

Earlier, Putin expressed their condolences to the families of those killed in the crash and instructed the government to establish a special Commission in connection with the incident. It was headed by Minister of transport Maxim Sokolov. In addition, a Commission to investigate the causes of the emergency formed the interstate aviation Committee.

The plane An-148 of “Saratov airlines” crashed in the afternoon of 11 February in Ramenskoe district of Moscow region. He fell a few minutes after departure from Domodedovo. On Board were 65 passengers and six crew members, they all died. Criminal case about infringement of safety rules of movement and operation of air transport, entailed on imprudence death of two or more persons (part 3 article 263 of the Russian criminal code).

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