Egypt's leader speaks to Putin on Russian plane crash
Wednesday 18 November, 2015 12:00:00 am
Egypt's presidential spokesman Alaa Yousef confirmed the two leaders spoke by phone Wednesday in a statement that made no mention of a bombing. Egyptian officials have declined to say whether a bomb caused the crash, saying a multi-national investigation is still underway.
Russia's FSB security service said Tuesday that a bomb brought down the plane in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people onboard. The Islamic State group claimed the attack.
Suspicions that a bomb caused the crash have led to flight cancellations to and from Egypt and dealt a major blow to its vital tourism industry.