The President of Russia Vladimir Putin instructed Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to form and lead a state Commission in connection with the crash of the Tu-154 to Sochi. This is stated in the message on the Kremlin website.
The report also says that the President expressed his deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the crash.
Earlier, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov told journalists that the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu reported constantly on the phone to the President of the fallen in the Black sea Tu-154. According to Peskov, that the plane of the Ministry of defence disappeared from the radar, Putin announced as soon as this became known.
“Now all information is reported continually as soon as more details emerge,” — said Peskov.
The Tu-154 Russian defense Ministry on their way to Syria, disappeared from radar screens early on the morning of 25 December a few minutes after takeoff from the airport in Sochi. On Board were 92 people, including 64 artist of the Alexandrov ensemble, who were to congratulate Russian soldiers with the New year on the base Hamim. Later on, the fragments of the plane body was discovered in the Black sea several miles from shore near Sochi.
is an online broadcast about the crash of Tu-154.