ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) – Putin vowed the causes of the plane crash would be thoroughly investigated.
"Tomorrow, a national day of mourning will be announced in Russia," Putin told reporters.
25 December 2016, 09:58 GMT
The Russian Defense Ministry Tu-154 plane with 92 people on board crashed in the Black Sea en route to Syria shortly after refueling at an airport in the resort city of Adler. Most of the passengers were members of the Alexandrov Ensemble, who were traveling from Moscow to Hmeymim airbase in Syria to take part in New Year celebrations.
© SputnikCrash of Tu-154 plane in Sochi
Crash of Tu-154 plane in Sochi