Polish President Bronisław Komorowski sent condolences to Malaysia’s King Abdul Halim after the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine on Thursday. “The circumstances of the air disaster call for explanation as soon as possible,” he wrote.
Prime Minister Donald Tusk also expressed his grief. “I wish to express my sympathy and solidarity to all victims’ families,” he was quoted as saying by the government’s press office. Words of sympathy were also expressed by Foreign Affairs Minister Radosław Sikorski.
The Malaysian airliner, with 295 people on board, crashed on a territory controlled by pro-Russian separatists. Ukrainian authorities have published recordings of conversations between the militants that suggest they shot the plane down believing it was a Ukrainian military aircraft.