Putin urges patience over plane crash investigation

2015-11-05 19:30
Vladimir Putin (AP)

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Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin told British Prime Minister David Cameron that all sides should wait for investigators to report on the causes of Russian plane crash that killed 224 people in Egypt last week.

Putin spoke to Cameron by telephone "at the initiative of the British side", the Kremlin says, hours after Cameron said Britain had suspended flights to Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh resort after intelligence suggested the crash was "more likely than not" caused by a bomb.

Putin "stressed that assessment of the causes of the crash should be based on the data that would become available in the course of the official investigation that is currently under way", the Kremlin said.

Russia's federal aviation watchdog Rosaviatsia said investigators were taking the bomb theory seriously but Russia does not plan to suspend flights to Sharm el-Sheikh.

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