Vladimir Putin finally gave the green light to the recommendation of the Federal Security Services and decided to suspend all flights Russians bound Egypt until the causes that led to the fall of the plane that crashed last Saturday in the Sinai peninsula is determined.
in the UK, meanwhile, the BBC reported that British intelligence services believe that the explosion of a bomb hidden in the cellar was the cause of the fall of the Russian plane and the death of its 224 occupants after leaving Sharm el Sheikh, a seaside resort on the peninsula Sinai.
the BBC report added a new precision on suspected British intelligence, after Prime Minister David Cameron considered yesterday "probable" that the plane has been shot down by an explosive a scenario backed later by US President Barack Obama.
Russia and Egypt have rejected claims Cameron and Obama as premature speculation and asked await the results of the investigation, while also believe unlikely vindication the downing of the plane made by the Egyptian branch of the Islamist group Islamic State (EI).
Already one day before the sayings of Cameron on Wednesday, the UK suspended all flights to and from Sinai, after saying that there was a "significant possibility" that the Russian aircraft had suffered an attack with a bomb, a decision that left thousands of British tourists stranded in Sharm el Sheikh.
the Russian suspension covers all of Egypt, so it is even more extensive than that imposed by the United Kingdom.
"Until we determine the true causes of what happened, I think it appropriate to suspend flights of Russian aviation to Egypt, and this refers mainly to tourist channels, "said the director of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), Alexander Bortnikov, told on television.
the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Putin" agreed with this recommendation and instructed the government implement and ensure the return to the country of Russian citizens "who are in Egypt, the news agency EFE reported.
the Russian Minister of Emergency, Vladimir Puchkov, reported later that wreckage were brought to Moscow to be subjected to analysis for traces of explosives
. Source: Telam