Baku, Azerbaijan, May 6
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev expressed his condolences to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
"Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich,
I was deeply saddened by the news of heavy casualties as a passenger plane made an emergency landing at the Sheremetyevo airport.
On behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and on my own behalf, I extend my deepest condolences to you, the families and loved ones of those who died, and the whole people of Russia, and wish the injured the swiftest possible recovery."