MOSCOW, January 29. FSB has no relation to the dissemination of information that established the identity of the culprit in the attack on the Russian A321 airliner over the Sinai Peninsula, and that the six suspects declared wanted.
Reported about it, answering questions of journalists at a press conference in the foreign Ministry, first Deputy head of the National antiterrorism Committee (NAC) Yevgeny Ilyin.
The Kremlin does not comment on media reports about the establishment responsible for the explosion A321
“To date, the FSB relation to the dissemination of this information is not” – said Ilyin. “It’s one of those situations where the information in the media, is not supported by the structures that organize the fight against terrorism,” he said.
“I can say that FSB is involved in the investigation of criminal case on the lines of the Investigative Committee in the investigation. The investigative Committee is leading that effort on criminal charges of “Terrorism”, “Illegal trafficking in explosives” and other”, – said the representative of the NAC. “But the main thing is that it was published yesterday (mentioning FSB) no evidence has. All the questions I think we must ask the correspondents and their sources”, he added.
The plane crash
The A321 aircraft to the Russian airline “Kogalymavia”, flying from Sharm El Sheikh to St Petersburg, crashed over the Sinai Peninsula 31 October 2015, after about half an hour after departure.
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The plane was 217 passengers and seven crew members, none of them survived. Most of the dead were Russians.
Also on Board were four citizens of Ukraine and one citizen of Belarus.
In mid-November, the head of FSB Alexander Bortnikov reported to the President of the Russian Federation that the cause of the crash was a terrorist attack, carried out using an improvised explosive device.