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11/6/15

Sinai Aircraft Disaster: Russia’s Putin suspends all flights to Egypt on security advice

President Vladimir Putin ordered the suspension of all Russian passenger flights to Egypt on Friday until the cause of a deadly plane crash at the weekend has been established. Putin’s decision was a response to the unexplained crash of an Airbus A321 operated by a Russian carrier on Saturday over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

All 224 people on board were killed.

The move, which follows decisions by Britain and Ireland to suspend flights to and from Sharm al-Sheikh, the Egyptian resort where the downed Russian airliner originated, is the first sign that Moscow is attaching credibility to the theory that Islamist militants somehow planted a bomb on the aircraft.

Read more: france 24 - Russia’s Putin suspends all flights to Egypt on security advice - France 24

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