Georgian leaders send condolence to families of those who died in Russian plane crash

Emergency services crews at the site of the crash. Fragments of the plane and many bodies were discovered near Stepanovskoe, Russia. Photo source: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters, 11 Feb 2018 - 23:43, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili expressed his sadness over the Russian plane crash that killed 71 people earlier today.

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili also offered his condolences to the Russian people.

The Saratov Airlines regional jet disappeared from radar screens a few minutes after departing from Domodedovo Airport.

According to the Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov no one out of 65 passengers and six crew members has survived the crash.