The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, sent a letter of condolence to the President of the Russian Federation, Mr Vladimir Putin.
In his letter President Anastasiades stated the following:
I was saddened to learn about the loss of so many lives in the plane crash over the Black Sea in the early hours of December 25th. On behalf of the Government and the people of the Republic of Cyprus, I would like to express my profound sorrow and offer my deepest condolences to the people of the Russian Federation and particularly to the families of the victims and their loved ones. In these difficult moments, our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the bereaved. Please accept, Mr President, my deepest sympathies.
Source: Press and Information Office