Georgian PM 'deeply saddened' over Ukraine plane crash

Georgian PM 'deeply saddened' over Ukraine plane crash

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia has responded to yesterday's plane crash in Kharkiv, Ukraine, that claimed 26 lives.

Gakharia offered his condolences to Ukraine and wished quick recovery to the injured.

''Deeply saddened by the tragic news of the Ukrainian military plane crash that claimed the lives of those on board, including aviation school students. My heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and wishing quick recovery to those injured,'' the Twitter post reads.

The crash occurred yesterday, at around 20:50 local time (19:50 CET) near the eastern city of Chuhuyiv, in the Kharkiv region, some two kilometers away from a military airport.

The 27 people on board the AN-26 plane were military pilots and cadets of the Kozhedub Air Force University.

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