Egyptian army takes control of Russian passengers repatriation

MOSCOW, Nov. 7 (PNA/Sputnik) — The Egyptian military has taken control of operations in the country’s airports to put Russian passengers on flights to take them home from Egypt, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said Saturday following Moscow’s suspension of flights to and from Egypt.

On October 31, the Russian A321 airliner crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula killing all 224 people on board in what has become the largest civil aviation disaster in Russian history.

On Friday, Russia suspended its flights to and from Egypt until the inquiry into the A321 crash in Sinai is over. PNA/Sputnik