Officials across the South Caucasus have expressed their condolences after a passenger plane crashed in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, killing everyone on board.
The preliminary list of names shared by Life News press agency indictated that all of the passengers on the plane, which was flying from Dubai, were Russian.
"I express my deep condolences to the FlyDubai passenger plane crash in southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, which caused the loss of dozens of human lives,” said Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili in a statement.
The Boeing 737-800 crashed short of the runway while landing at 03:50 local time (00:50 GMT) on Saturday.
Armenian and Azerbaijani officials, both of whom confirmed none of their nationals were killed in the incident, also expressed their condolences.
"As expected the declaration from the 5th Eastern Partnership summit did not change in any significant way the approach of the EU to the eastern neighbourhood. However the declaration has something for everybody, and there are interesting nuances in the text that can form the basis in the future for the next steps in the EU's engagement with the region", commonspace.eu political editor said in a comment.
Getting the Eastern Neighbourhood right is a key necessity for the future security and prosperity of Europe. The Brussels summit offers an opportunity for important steps on this matter in the right direction – not as an end in themselves but rather as a part of a longer term and more ambitious vision.