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Kyrgyz President expresses condolences over crash of Uzbek helicopter 

The President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev expressed condolences to acting President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev over the crash of a helicopter. The press service of the head of state reported.

"On behalf of the people of the Kyrgyz Republic and myself, I ask you to convey words of sympathy and support to the families and friends of the victims,"  the telegram of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic says.

Uzbek Armed Forces helicopter Mi-171 crashed in Ferghana Valley. Three crew members and six soldiers were killed.