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    Russia's Worst Air Accident: A321 Crashes in Sinai (273)
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    The Kremlin has declined to comment on media reports alleging the existence of a Turkish lead in the investigation into the downing of the Russian Airbus A321 passenger plane in Egypt in October.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the Russian daily Kommersant reported, citing a source in Russia's Federal Security Service, that the Turkish nationalist group Grey Wolves linked to Daesh jihadist group and operating in many Arab countries, including Egypt, could be linked to the explosion of the Russian airliner.

    "We are not the investigating authorities. It is necessary to address this issue to the investigating authorities," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday.

    On October 31, 2015, the Russia-operated Airbus A321 crashed en route from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg as a result of an explosion on board. All 224 people on board the plane were killed. The crash has become the largest civil aviation disaster in Russian history. Daesh claimed responsibility for the crash.

    Alparslan Celik, a leader of the Grey Wolves group, earlier claimed responsibility for killing the pilot of the Russian Su-24 aircraft which was downed by Turkey in November.

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