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FLASH| Russia Suspends Flights To Egypt

by on November 6, 2015
 

President Vladimir Putin has announced that air traffic from Russia to Egypt is suspended until the cause of the Metrojet Flight 9268 crash is determined.

US President Barack Obama while speaking to the media “I think there is a possibility that there was a bomb on board and were taking that very seriously.“

Metrojet Flight 9268 conveyed an unspecified number of Russian nationals when it crashed over the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt while en route from Sharm el-Sheikh to Moscow. A statement from Moscow read; “President Putin has accepted the recommendations of the National Anti-Terrorist Committee to suspend flights with Egypt, the President has also instructed to provide assistance to Russian citizens to return from Egypt.“

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The United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland have also suspended some flights to Egypt as a cautionary measure until the cause of the plane crash is confirmed by authorities.

Russia has resisted making statements confirming reports of a terrorist attack because it could be seen as retaliation for its use of airstrikes in support of Syrian President Bashir al-Assad.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has taken responsibility for the attack.

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