The Kremlin said on Tuesday it was inappropriate to link Russia’s military strategy in Syria with the recent jet crash in Egypt after the Arab country’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi dismissed “propaganda” claims by a branch of ISIS that they were responsible for downing a Russian plane.
Egyptian activists stand in front of the Russian embassy while holding placards in solidarity with the Russian passengers who died in Saturday's plane crash over Sinai, in Cairo. (Reuters)
Debris of a Russian airplane is seen at the site a day after the passenger jet bound for St. Petersburg, Russia, crashed in Hassana, Egypt, on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. AP
Relatives of victims of a Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt, mourns at a hotel near Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, Russia, October 31, 2015. The Airbus A321, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia under the brand name Metrojet, carrying 224 passengers and crew crashed in Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Saturday after losing radar contact and plummeting from its cruising altitude, killing all aboard. REUTERS/Peter Kovalev