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DUSHANBE, July 12 (Itar-Tass) —— Tajik Prime Minister Akil Akilov sent a telegramme with condolences to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in connection with a devastating flood and loss of life in the southern Krasnodar Territory.
“I am confident that the courageous Russian people will deal with the consequences of the natural disaster in a dignified manner and exert all effort to rebuild destroyed houses and social facilities within the shortest time possible,” the prime minister said.
He expressed sympathy to the families of those killed and “wished [them] patience and staunchness”.
Earlier, Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon, the speaker of the upper house of the Tajik parliament, Makhmadsaid Ubaidullayev, and other Tajik officials sent condolences to Russia.
Akilov said Tajikistan “remembers with gratitude that the Russian authorities and the Russian people always came to Tajikistan’s rescue at hard times”.
According to the latest information, over 170 people died and more than 20,000 people were affected by a devastating flood in the Krasnodar Territory.