President Truong Tan Sang has extended condolences to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over heavy human and material losses caused by floods in southern Russia and a bus crash in Ukraine.

Floods caused by torrential rain in Krasnodar on July 7 killed at least 50 people and submerged hundreds of houses.

Also the same day, at least 14 Russians were killed and tens of others injured in a bus crash on the Kiev-Chernigov route, Ukraine.

On behalf of the Vietnamese Government, Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son on July 9 mourned and wrote on the mourning book at the Russian Embassy in Hanoi.-VNA