President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev sent condolences to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

“With deep sorrow I received the news of numerous casualties in the crash the the airplane Tu-154 over the Black Sea,” the message said.

“Please accept my sincere condolences and convey words of sympathy to the families and close ones of the victims,” the message stated.

A total of 92 people, including 8 crew members, died as a result of a crash of a Defence Ministry airplane, which was carrying artists and TV journalists to Syria.