The head EMERCOM of Russia: the swabs and scrapings from fragments A321 in Moscow checked for the presence of explosives
Amid the discussion version, according to which the collapse of the Russian aircraft A321 in the Sinai Peninsula occurred due to the explosion of a bomb on Board, it became known that to Moscow from Egypt were sent samples for analysis of explosives. As informed TASS, said the head EMERCOM of Russia Vladimir Puchkov at the extraordinary session of the National antiterrorist Committee (NAC).
“This work engaged the best skilled experts using modern technical equipment”, – Puchkov said. “Russian specialists made lavages and scrapings from all fragments of the aircraft, Luggage and cargo. Samples taken from all elements, where there may be traces of explosives. All the samples delivered to Moscow and is currently being studied”, – said the Minister. “If traces of explosives are – they will definitely be revealed”, – he assured. Puchkov added that the results of this study will be published.
In turn, the Director of the FSB Alexander Bortnikov at the meeting said that the NAC, in connection with the collapse of the liner will develop additional measures of air traffic safety. “Until we do not define the real causes of the incident, I consider it expedient to suspend the flights of Russian aviation in Egypt, this applies primarily to the travel channel,” – said Bortnikov.
The accident occurred on October 31. The Airbus A321 of airline “Kogalymavia”, which was flying from Sharm El Sheikh to St Petersburg, crashed in the Sinai Peninsula . Onboard there were 217 passengers and seven crew members. They all died.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing, not officially confirmed none of the versions. According to Russian and Egyptian investigators, the crash happened due to technical problems. However, in the UK and the US in recent days, the main version was suspected bomb explosion on Board the ship. Suspicions strengthened the terrorists banned in Russia grouping “Islamic state”, which already repeatedly statedthat they organized the wreck.
The Daily Telegraph reportedthat the assumption about the bomb was made after the British intelligence service MI5 and electronic intelligence GCHQ and U.S. intelligence agencies once again analyzed data from monitoring the known leaders of militants in the region. An analysis of the negotiations preceding the accident, brought intelligence to the conclusion about the impending attack and what to do with it associated with the ‘Islamic state’ militants based in the Sinai Peninsula.