Baku, November 6, AZERTAC
Flights to Egypt have been suspended at the instruction of Russian President Vladimir Putin until proper security level is ensured, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Friday.
"I would like to explain the following: [Russia’s Federal Security Service chief] Alexander Bortnikov referred to Putin recommendations of the National Anti-terrorist Committee to suspend air service with Egypt and the president agreed with these recommendations," Peskov said. "The government has been instructed to elaborate a mechanism of transporting Russian citizens back home."
"I would like to draw your attention to the fact that the president meant air service with Egypt is to be suspended until a due level of air service security is ensured," he stressed. "We will work with the Egyptians to ensure due level of security taking into account all the risks."