Ministry of foreign Affairs: a speech about a ban of flights from Russia to Europe is not


MOSCOW, November 16. A speech about a ban of flights in Europe. This was stated on Monday by Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia on counter-terrorism Oleg Syromolotov.

“Not MFA introduces (recommendations), the President of Russia makes the decision. Now while this speech does not go, – he said. – But are working on it, naturally”.

“While this situation does not cause the overall level of aviation security in Europe is sufficient,” added Syromolotov.

The suspension of air links with Egypt

On November 6, President Vladimir Putin agreed with the recommendations of the National anti-terrorism Committee to suspend air traffic with Egypt. As explained by the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, this measure is entered not until the end of investigation of accident of the plane “Kogalymavia”, until then, until will not be provided the proper level of security. On similar measures earlier went by a number of European countries, including great Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands.

The initiative for the suspension of air links with Turkey and Tunisia

Newspaper Izvestia said Thursday that deputies of the state Duma from the CPRF Valery Rashkin and Sergei Obukhov sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, in which he also proposed to temporarily close the connections with Turkey and Tunisia, citing the fact that the United States “are within the zone of influence of the militants ISIL (the former name of the terrorist group “Islamic state”, banned in Russia – a comment)”.

Commenting on this legislative initiative, the head of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Viktor Ozerov said that to put forward proposals on the termination of air links with the country in question in connection with the terrorist threat needs the competent authorities, not MPs.

“There is the FSB, which monitors the situation in a particular region of the world, gives its proposals to the government and the President of the Russian Federation”, – he said, Recalling that in relation to air links with Egypt occurred in this order: the national anti-terrorist Committee has made a proposal to the President. “From my point of view, if each of us will choose the country, where a serious situation… I can name a dozen countries. Should the competent authorities to do,” said the Senator.

Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Andrei Klimov, in turn, expressed the view that the Turkish government controls the security situation in the country.

“As for Turkey, it is known that there were terrorist attacks before the recent elections was strained, but still, I think the Turkish government is currently in control of the country has,” said Klimov, adding that “while not aware of the circumstances leading to the need of such restrictions, as with Egypt”. “Egypt is a force majeure”, – he stressed. As for Tunisia, it is, according to Klimov after the beginning of the “Arab spring” the situation there is complicated, and “we need to think seven times before to go.”

The terrorist attacks in France

A series of terrorist attacks occurred on the night of November 15 in Paris. In the concert hall Bataclan, the unknown took hostages. Attacks also were made on the Boulevard, Sharon, Boulevard Voltaire, on the Rue Fontaine-AU-ROI and on the street Alibert. In the capital’s suburb of Saint-Denis at the Stade de France, which hosted the football match between France and Germany, bombings.

Attacks made eight terrorists, seven of whom blew themselves up with belts of explosives. Another was killed by police.

According to the latest data, as a result of attacks of terrorists killed 129 people, and about 350 were injured.

In connection with the incident, President Francois Hollande announced the introduction in the country of state of emergency and the introduction of intensified control of crossing the state borders. He later stated that the responsibility for the attack bears the terrorist group “Islamic state” (is).

Hollande also called on the citizens to unite at this difficult time. “We must show solidarity and unity. France needs to be strong,” – said the head of state.