Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov has called the EgyptAir plane crash a terrorist attack and called on Russia’s partners in Europe to take joint measures to identify those responsible.
“You know what happened to a plane in Egypt. It looks like this is a terrorist attack resulting in the deaths of 66 citizens of different countries,” Bortnikov said in Minsk on May 19.
A plane flying from Paris to Cairo went off radar screens at 00:45 GMT on May 19.
EgyptAir flight MS804 departed from the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris at 23:09 GMT. The aircraft was heading for Cairo International Airport. According to the airline, there were a total of 66 people on board the plane, including 56 passengers.