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Kremlin: Trump Offers Condolences to Putin for Plane Crash

A Russian airliner on a regional flight crashed Sunday, killing everyone on board

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    Kremlin: Trump Offers Condolences to Putin for Plane Crash
    Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP
    In this photo provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, Emergency teams gathered for a morning briefing prior to their work at the scene of a AN-148 plane crash in Stepanovskoye village, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Domodedovo airport, Russia, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Emergency teams combed the snowy fields outside Moscow on Monday, searching for debris from a crashed Russian airliner and the remains of the 71 people aboard it who died. The An-148 twin-engine regional jet bound for Orsk in the southern Urals went down minutes after taking off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport Sunday afternoon. All 65 passengers and 6 crew on board were killed.

    The Kremlin says U.S. President Donald Trump has offered his condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin for the plane crash outside Moscow that killed 71 people.

    The Kremlin said the two leaders spoke by telephone. It said they also discussed some aspects of the Mideast peace process before Putin's Monday meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow.

    Trump and Putin last spoke in December, when Putin called Trump to thank him for a CIA tip that were said to have helped thwart bombings in St. Petersburg.

    A Russian airliner on a regional flight crashed Sunday, killing everyone on board.

    Putin repeatedly has said he hopes Trump can follow through on his campaign promises to improve ties with Russia and thinks pressure from Trump's opponents has gotten in the way.