Russia slams UK and US for terrorist bomb claims

Russia slams UK and US for terrorist bomb claims

Russia and Egypt have warned against jumping to conclusions on the cause of a Russian plane crash, until a full investigation has been complete.

It comes after the US and UK has suggested a bomb being planted on board the Russian jet, which crashed in Egypt on Saturday killing 224 people, is the likely cause of the tragic incident.

Britain announced yesterday it was suspending flights out of Sharm al-Sheikh airport as a precaution, and Germany and the Netherlands have now followed suit.

But British Prime Minister David Cameron has now announced Britain will resume flights out of Sharm al-Sheikh tomorrow, following consultation with airline, but extra precautions will be taken.

“The additional security measures will include permitting passengers to carry hand baggage only and transporting hold luggage separately,” a spokesperson for Mr Cameron said.

The Kremlin has criticised the UK and US for making such accusation to the public, and says if they have real intelligence about a possible bomb , it should be shared with Russia

“Any sort of version of what happened and the reasons for what happened can only be put forward by the investigation and we have not heard any announcements from the investigation yet,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

“Any other proposed explanations seem like unverified information or some sort of speculation.”

Meanwhile, Russia says it has buried the first of the 224 victims.

Image: Reuters

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