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Putin: Russia working with Egypt to restore air travel

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that his country is working with Egypt to restore air links that Moscow cut following the crash of a Russian airliner on the Sinai Peninsula last October 31st.

Moscow has said the plane was downed by an explosive device.

Putin said at Thursday’s news conference that Russia decided to suspend air travel with Egypt because its agencies are not immediately capable of guaranteeing safety of Russian citizens. He said that the move was not political and he praised the Egyptian president for his “great personal courage” in fighting terror.

He also said the air links would be restored after Russian and Egyptian officials work out a set of measures to ensure safety, including the presence of Russian representatives at Egyptian airports.

Source: The Associated Press

 

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