Kremlin says no change to air strikes plans in Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin (3rd L) with armed forces Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov (L), Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (2nd L), Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov (3rd R), Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (2nd R) and Director of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Mikhail Fradkov (R) stand in a moment of silence before a meeting on Russian plane crash in Egypt at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia - REUTERS
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MOSCOW: Russia is not changing its plans for air strikes in Syria after the Kremlin said that a bomb did bring down a Russian passenger plane that crashed in Egypt on Oct. 31, the Kremlin’s spokesman said on Wednesday.

Dmitry Peskov told journalists on a conference call that the air strikes alone could not fully succeed in fighting the Islamic State and must be supported by land operations that are being conducted by the Syrian army.

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