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    UK Military Experts to Stay at Sharm El-Sheikh as Long as Needed

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    UK military experts will remain at Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh airport as long as their security assistance is required, UK Defense Ministry spokesperson told Sputnik Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) On Friday, a team of six people with flight safety expertise arrived in Egypt to evaluate security at Sharm el-Sheikh airport following the A321 crash on the Sinai peninsula.

    "We expect them to stay as long as it takes really," the spokesperson said, adding that experts are assisting Foreign Office colleagues on the ground, looking at security and safety.

    According to the spokesperson, the UK defense ministry is not planning to send more experts to Sharm el-Sheikh.

    The largest civil aviation disaster in Russia history occurred October 31 when an Airbus A321 crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula en route from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, killing all 224 people on board.


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