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MOSCOW, December 26 (Itar-Tass) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has presented condolences to Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan, in connection with a plane crash near Chimkent that led to numerous human fatalities, the Kremlin press service reported on Wednesday.
Putin conveyed the words of support and compassion to the families and relatives of the dead.
The AN-72 military transportation plane of the Kazakh National Security Committee border service crashed when approaching the city of Chimkent at 18:55 local time (15:55 Moscow time) last Tuesday. All the people onboard died: seven crewmen and twenty servicemen, including Turganbek Stambekov, the Kazakh border service director, and a group of officers that accompanied him.