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Trump gives condolences to Putin for deadly plane crash

Trump gives condolences to Putin for deadly plane crash

President Trump called up Russian President Vladimir Putin to offer his condolences for the plane crash near Moscow that killed 71 people over the weekend, the White House said in a statement on Monday.

“President Trump said that the United States was standing by to assist Russian authorities in their investigation,” the statement said.

On Sunday, a passenger plane belonging to Russian commercial carrier Saratov Airlines crashed soon after taking off from Domodedovo Airport, killing everyone aboard, authorities said.

During the phone call, Putin also told Trump he was meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday.

“President Trump said that now is the time to work toward an enduring peace agreement,” the White House said.

“The two presidents discussed other topics of mutual concern, and President Trump reiterated the importance of taking further steps to ensure the denuclearization of North Korea,” the statement added.

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