Venezuelan government expresses condolences to Russia after the downing of a plane that left 15 people dead

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moros, on behalf of the Government and the Venezuelan People, expresses his most heartfelt words of condolences to the People and the Government of the Russian Federation, especially to the relatives of the victims of the model plane IL-20, which was shot down on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018, in the Syrian airspace, in the city of Latakia, which resulted in 15 people dead.
This unfortunate incident is the result of the participation of Israeli forces in the Syrian territory, which puts many Russian homes into mourning, under which, the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela strongly condemns these events and calls for respect for international law and sovereignty and independence of the Syrian territory.

In this circumstance, the Bolivarian Government is in solidarity with the authorities of the Russian Federation in these difficult times, especially with the families of the victims of this event, and prays for the eternal rest of their souls.

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