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Putin declares December 26 day of national mourning for Tu-154 crash victims

Baku, December 25, AZERTAC

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared December 26 as the day of national mourning for those who died in the Tu-154 plane crash, according to TASS.

"Tomorrow the day of national mourning will be declared in Russia," Putin told reporters.

The Tu-154 plane from Russia’s Ministry of Defense vanished from radar screens at 05.40 a.m. Moscow time (02.40 a.m. GMT) shortly after taking off from the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

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