Egypt’s president dismisses terror claims for Russian plane crash
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the interview with The Telegraph has dismissed the claims that terrorism is to blame for the Russian passenger plane crash in the Sinai Peninsula over the weekend.
The Egyptian leader condemned reports that the jet had been downed by a missile or a bomb as "unfounded speculation." He also said that making further comment on the incident was "premature and not based on any proper facts."
Russian Kogalymavia’s A321 plane, en route from Egypt’s resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, crashed on October 31 some 30 minutes after its takeoff. The debris was found 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of the administrative centre of North Sinai Governorate, the city of Al-Arish.
All 217 passengers and seven crewmembers were killed. Most passengers were Russian nationals. Among the people onboard were also four Ukrainian citizens and one Belarusian national.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.