A Kogalymavia Airbus A321 passenger airliner, with 217 passengers and seven crew members on board, crashed in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt on October 31, 2015, leaving no survivors. Flight 9268, en route to St. Petersburg from the resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh, disappeared from radars 23 minutes after takeoff. The Sinai aircrash became the deadliest air accident in the history of Russian aviation, surpassing the 1985 disaster in Uzbekistan, where 200 people died.
On October 31 the Russian A321 passenger jet was blown up over the Sinai Peninsula. All 224 people on board died.
APEC leaders adopted a declaration condemning terrorist violence.
The picture published by the ISIL terrorist group depicts a Schweppes Gold beverage tin can and an alleged detonator.
US Department of State spokesperson John Kirby said that the most recent intelligence gathered by the United States shows that Russia’s Metrojet Airbus A321 that crashed over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula was likely taken down by ISIL or other terrorists.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) expressed readiness to assist Russia in the search of those behind the downing of the Russian A321 aircraft, the Kremlin press service said in a statement Wednesday.
Austria’s assistance to Russia in investigating the downing of the A321 passenger jet in Egypt depends on what an official request from the Russian side will look like, a spokesman for the Austrian Foreign Ministry told Sputnik on Wednesday.
The leaders agreed that it was necessary to boost international cooperation in the counterterrorism fight.
There was no change in the time frame of Russian military operation in Syria following the confirmation of a bomb explosion on board Russian A321 passenger plane, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the murder of Russians aboard a passenger plane that had crashed over Egypt's Sinai was equivalent to an attack on Moscow.
Italy's Lega Nord party called on Rome to join Russia in its fight against the Islamic State and to provide Moscow with assistance in identifying those responsible for the crash of the Russian-owned A321 passenger plane, party member Claudio D'Amico told Sputnik.
The Kremlin is unable to say when the report on the A321 passenger jet crash that was blown up over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on October 13 will be published because it depends on the Russian and Egyptian investigators, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.
The Russian Ministry of Transport is not considering possible bans on flights to other countries except for Egypt, Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said Wednesday.
Japan has increased security measures across the country and especially at airports after a Russian-owned passenger airliner crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, the Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary said Wednesday.
Japan has expressed its "strong solidarity" with Russia following the terrorist downing of a Russia-owned A321 aircraft that crashed in Egypt, and is willing to cooperate with Russia and the international community to prevent terrorist attacks, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday.
The explosives that caused the October 31 crash of a Russian airliner in Egypt could have been placed on board by airport personnel at Sharm el-Sheikh, a Russian newspaper wrote on Wednesday.
Anonymous hacktivists will independently search for those responsible for the Russian A321 aircraft crash in Egypt, a spokesman for the group said Tuesday.
Moscow has called on all states and organizations to help locate terrorists involved in the A321 crash in the Sinai, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
According to Egypt's Youm7 newspaper, the country's Interior Ministry denied reports that any of the Sharm el-Sheikh airport employees were detained.
The United Kingdom is ready to provide Russia with its assistance in finding those responsible for the murder of Russians on board the A321 passenger jet, a British Foreign Office spokesperson told Sputnik on Tuesday.
Egyptian investigators have no information confirming that a bomb downed the Russian A321 airliner in Sinai, Egypt's Youm7 newspaper reported Tuesday citing a source in the country's Ministry of Civil Aviation.
Egyptian officials have arrested two Sharm el-Sheikh airport workers on suspition of aiding terrorists in planting a bomb on board the Russian plane A321, according to security staff.