Putin orders halt to Egypt flights, Britons flown out

A picture taken on November 2, 2015 by Russia's Emergency Ministry shows Russian emergency services personnel and Egyptian servicemen working at the crash site of a Russian airliner in Wadi al-Zolomat, a mountainous area of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

Russia ordered a halt Friday to flights to Egypt as concerns grew that a bomb downed a Russian plane after takeoff from its Sharm el-Sheikh resort, while British carriers started to evacuate holidaymakers. President Vladimir Putin called the halt to Russian flights, the Kremlin said, in line with a recommendation from his security chief, although Moscow had downplayed reports that a bomb caused the crash last Saturday. Putin “ordered the government to work out mechanisms” to halt flights and to repatriate Russian citizens, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian news agencies.

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