Vladimir Putin declared December 26 a national day of mourning following Tu-154 crash in Krasnodar Territory.

President of Vladimir Putin: First of all, I would like to express my most heartfelt condolences to the families of our citizens killed in the Tu-154 crash in the Black Sea this morning.

 The Government has been instructed to set up a commission to be headed by the Transport Minister. A thorough investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the plane crash and every effort made to provide support to the families of the victims.