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    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said that Egyptian military has taken control of operations in the country's airports to put Russian passengers on flights to take them home from Egypt.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) The Egyptian military has taken control of operations in the country's airports to put Russian passengers on flights to take them home from Egypt, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said Saturday following Moscow's suspension of flights to and from Egypt.

    "Our Egyptian friends have already taken steps [to provide additional security measures], the military took control of the passenger processing to the flights. They are deployed in Sharm el-Sheikh and other airports and minimize uncontrolled activities that took place in several airports, according to the tourists' comments," Dvorkovich said.

    On October 31, the Russian A321 airliner crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula killing all 224 people on board in what has become the largest civil aviation disaster in Russian history.

    On Friday, Russia suspended its flights to and from Egypt until the inquiry into the A321 crash in Sinai is over.


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