Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman of Russian President Vladimir Putin, urged not to link the tragic crash of Airbus 321 in Egypt and Russian military operations against ISIS in Syria, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Russian media.
According to him, it’s time to cease insinuations and hypotheses, that the crash of the plane with Russian citizens on board, was the result of the terrorist attack in revenge, conducted by ISIS. Any suggestions on this matter just multiply terrible rumors and speculations.
“The hypothetical suggestions on this subject are absolutely inappropriate. And also, it’s a completely different dimensions, completely different questions, and there is no need to link them,” – he stressed.
“There is a huge amount of speculations. We just have repeatedly urged, that during the investigation, of course, people can speculate as they want. It does not mean that it has something to do with the real state of affairs”, – stressed Peskov.
After the tragedy, the militants of an Egyptian group affiliated with Islamic State claimed that they downed a Russian plane. But this information has not been confirmed yet.
It should be recalled that in the morning of Saturday October 31, the Airbus 321 of Russian airline Kogalymavia, with 217 passengers and 7 crew members on board, took off at 5:51 a.m. from the Sinai Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg in Russia. 23 minutes later the plane disappeared from the radar, and half an hour later it went down in the mountainous area of central Sinai.