BANGKOK, May 11 (Itar-Tass) —— Indonesian President Bambang Yudhoyono and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on a joint search-and-rescue operation and the investigation into the crash of the Russian airliner Sukhoi Superjet 100, the Indonesian president told a press conference at the Halim Perdanakusuma in eastern Jakarta on Friday.
The presidents agreed on a joint search-and-rescue operation and investigation into the incident, Yudhoyono told reporters. The presidents of Indonesia and Russia had a telephone conversation on Thursday evening.
Yudhoyono met with the relatives of the passengers from the crashed airliner at the Halim Perdanakusuma airport and conveyed condolences from the Russian president. He shook hands to mourning relatives and asked them to be strong.
The Indonesian president urged the rescuers to find any survivors in the airplane crash as soon as possible. He also urged journalists to make only checked reports.
The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations sends a team of rescuers from the central emergency task force, a group of psychologists and operatives. The emergency airplane will bring a helicopter Bo-105, which will be ready to participate in a search-and-rescue operation right after the arrival in Jakarta.