Russian FSB believes that Airbus A321 crashed on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt because of the terrorist attack, the head of the FSB Alexander Bortnikov reported it to the president Vladimir Putin, Joinfo.ua reports citing TASS.
“We can clearly say that this was a terrorist attack,” – said Bortnikov. According to him, FSB found traces of the explosive on the debris and the personal belongings of the passengers.
“According to our experts, during the flight an improvised bomb exploded on board of an aircraft, which capacity was equivalent of up to 1 kg of TNT, resulting in “a falling apart” of the aircraft in the air, which explains the spread of the parts of the fuselage of the aircraft at a distance”, – said the head of the Federal Security Service.
He explained that the experts studied personal belongings, baggage and wrackage of the plane.
Putin said that the terrorists who staged the explosion will be found. “We will look for them everywhere, wherever they are hiding,” – Putin promised.
FSB has also announced a reward for information about those involved in the terrorist attack.
“For any information, which will help to detain the terrorists, we will pay a reward of US $50 million”, – the statement said.
It should be recalled that Airbus A321 of Russian Kogalymavia airline, flight 9268, which was going from Sharm El-Sheikh to St Petersburg, crashed in Egypt early morning on October 31, killing 217 passengers (including 24 children) and 7 crew members. The plane crashed 30 minutes after take off from Sharm El-Sheikh in mountainous site of Sinai peninsula.
The Western intelligence said that the plane crash was most likely caused by a bomb on the plane planted by ISIS or an affiliate.