Putin: the study of materials on the case of the collapse of the A321 is in the final stage


ANTALYA, November 16. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi, the study of materials on the case about the crash of Russian airliner A321 in Egypt is in its final stage. “We are in the final stages of the study materials,” – said the Russian leader.

Renzi expressed his condolences from myself and all the Italian people in connection with the tragedy and stressed that countries should show unity, particularly in the fight against terrorism. “We must stand United. Primarily, this unity must be reflected in the fight against terrorism,” said Italian Prime Minister at the meeting with the Russian President on the sidelines of the summit “group of twenty”.

The President of the Russian Federation noted that, despite all the difficulties, encountered in the field of politics, economy and security relations between Moscow and Rome developed very successfully. He congratulated Renzi on the successful holding of the EXPO 2015. “Over 21 million people visited the exhibition. We are pleased that the Russian pavilion was visited more than 4 million people”, – Putin said.

Italian Prime Minister thanked Russia for participation in the exhibition. “Besides Russia, visited it, most importantly, the President of the Russian Federation. I remember You visited the Russian pavilion, and I even managed to taste the most exquisite dishes of the Russian cuisine,” said Renzi.

How the catastrophe happened in Egypt

Disaster A321 over the Sinai Peninsula, occurred on 31 October 2015, has become one of the largest in the history of world aviation. The A321 airliner companies “Kogalymavia” carried out a Charter flight from Sharm-El-Sheikh to St Petersburg. 23 minutes after departure the crew had lost radio communications and the aircraft disappeared from radar. Search teams found the wreckage of the plane near the town of Nekhel. All aboard 224 people, including 25 children, were killed.