Ukraine leader gives Putin condolences over plane crash
Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by telephone to his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko on Monday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, Reuters reports.
Peskov, on a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, said Poroshenko initiated the call and expressed his condolences on the deaths of 71 people in a plane crash at the weekend near Moscow.
Poroshenko offered Ukraine’s help investigating the causes of the crash, Peskov said. The aircraft was manufactured in Ukraine.