"Today, I appealed to the head of the investigative group, to inform him that the [relatives of the crash] victims have reported the loss of a number of belongings that have not been returned to their rightful owners," Igor Trunov told RIA Novosti.
For instance, one person did not receive golden jewelry and an iPhone belonging to her relative who died in the tragedy, the lawyer said, adding that, as the body was not severely damaged in the tragedy, there was a high probability that the valuables were pilfered during the crash scene examination.
"Basic investigative and other activities have been conducted by the Egyptian side, and it had a responsibility to record the examination of the scene and take measures to search for and keep safe [victims'] bodies, belongings and valuables," the lawyer concluded.
On October 31, an Airbus A321 operated by the Russian air carrier Kogalymavia crashed in the Sinai Peninsula. The plane, carrying 224 people, was heading to St. Petersburg from the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh. Russia's Investigative Committee has officially reclassified the plane crash as a terrorist attack.