14:42 GMT18 May 2021
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    Russian Deputy Transport Minister Valery Okulov said that the commission returned from Cairo will determine the scope of additional measures needed to resume the air travel between Russia and Egypt.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian Ministry of Transport may draft additional measures needed to resume air travel with Egypt within a week, Deputy Transport Minister Valery Okulov said Monday.

    "A group of our experts has returned from Cairo. They are preparing a report to be reviewed by a special commission," Okulov told reporters in Moscow.

    According to Okulov, the commission will determine the scope of additional measures needed to resume the air travel between the two countries.

    "I think it may take a week," he added.

    Moscow imposed a ban on Russian flights to and from Egypt a week after a Russia-operated Airbus A321 crashed on October 31 after a bomb exploded while the place was en route from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg.

    All 224 people on board died in what became the largest civil aviation disaster in Russian history.


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