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Putin says wait for result of plane crash probe

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2015 | 10:18 AM
Nina Lushchenko's nephew Pavel and daughter Veronika react at her grave, after her funeral at a cemetery in the village of Sitnya, 80 km (about 50 miles) of Veliky Novgorod, Russia, yesterday. The first victim of Saturday's plane crash in Egypt was laid to rest yesterday following a funeral service in a medieval church in the north Russian city of Veliky Novgorod.


Russia's President Vladimir Putin has told British Prime Minister David Cameron to wait for the results of an official probe into the Russian plane crash in Egypt after the British leader said it was "more likely than not" that the crash was caused by a bomb.

The two leaders spoke yesterday, a day after Britain grounded all flights to and from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, where the plane crashed, killing all 224 people on board.

The Kremlin said that Putin "underlined that while assessing the reason for what happened, it's necessary to use data that will become available in the course of the ongoing official probe".

It said the two leaders also discussed issues related to the joint fight against terrorism.

Cameron's office hasn't commented yet on the conversation.