Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 17
The Egyptian authorities have detained two employees of the Sharm el-Sheikh Airport on suspicion of planting an explosive device aboard the Russian aircraft A321 that crashed in the Sinai peninsula, Reuters reported citing a source in the Egyptian security services, according to RIA Novosti.
Dmitry Peskov, the Russian president's spokesman, noted that the Kremlin is unaware of the detention of the suspects.
Earlier, on Oct. 31, an Airbus 321 aircraft of Russian airline Kogalymavia, which was en route from Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh Airport to Saint Petersburg, crashed in Sinai.
The disaster, in which 217 passengers and seven crew members lost their lives, is believed to be the deadliest aviation disaster in the history of Russia and the Soviet Union.
During the meeting, Bortnikov informed President Putin that the examination of the personal belongings and luggage of the passengers onboard the aircraft as well as the plane's wreckage revealed the trails of an explosive substance.