Vladimir Puchkov has sent a telegram to Minister of the Interior of Algeria Nureddin Bedui offering condolences over a military transport plane crash.
“On behalf of the Russian Emergency Ministry, please, accept my sincere condolences over the crash of a military transport plane in Blida. We are grieving with the families of the killed,” the telegram reads.
The crash happened on 11 April in Blida no far from the airport of the northern town of Bufarik. More than 250 people died in the crash.