Wednesday 28 September 2016

Russia says the ban on flights to Egypt 'will last months'

Published 10/11/2015 | 21:57

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with defense officials in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with defense officials in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

A Russian ban on all flights to Egypt in the wake of a plane crash will last for at least several months, President Vladimir Putin's chief of staff has said.

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Sergei Ivanov said that it would be impossible to radically revise the nation's security system in a short time, according to Russian news reports.

Mr Putin suspended all flights to Egypt on Friday amid security concerns after the crash of a Russian airliner on October 31 that killed all 224 people on board.

US and British officials have cited intelligence reports indicating that the plane flying out of Sharm el-Sheikh was brought down by a bomb on board.

Mr Ivanov said Egypt needs to revise its security regime not only in Sharm el-Sheikh, but also at other airports.

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