Russian delegation in Cairo for securing embassy: media outlet
Russian embassy in Cairo

CAIRO: A Russian security delegation arrived Tuesday at the Cairo International Airport to discuss ways of securing the Russian embassy in Cairo, Egyptian official at the Airport told al-Arabyia net, without going into further details.

The delegation’s visit came a day after Russian FSB security service Chief told Russian President Vladimir Putin that they found remains of foreign-made explosives in fragments of the Russian crashed plane, according to a Kremlin statement.

However, Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail announced Tuesday in a press conference that there was no criminal evidence yet found behind the plane crash.

On Oct. 31, Russian Airbus A321, carrying 224 passengers and crew, crashed in Central Sinai about 23 minutes after it took off from Sharm el-Sheikh Airport. The U.K. and U.S. have stated that the plane was downed by a terrorist act; however, Both Egyptian and Russian authorities previously denied such remarks pending the final results of the investigation committee.

Following plane crash, an Islamic state affiliate in Egypt claimed its responsibility for downing the plane, as revenge for Russian strikes on the Islamic State group in Syria.

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