Saudi King condoles with Russian Pres. over plane crash victims

RIYADH, March 19 (KUNA) — Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud sent a cable of condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin after dozens of Russian passengers were killed in a Flydubai plane crash at Rostov-on-Donover airport, south Russia.
King Salman wrote that he received with shock and grief the news of the tragic accident, according to readout of his message carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) Saturday night.
On behalf of the Saudi leadership and people, King Salman expressed solidarity with the Russian leader, people and families of the victims.
Similar messages were sent by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz to the Russian leader. (end)