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Putin signs decree on resuming regular flights to Cairo from Russia

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President Vladimir Putin of Russia on Thursday signed a decree on the resumption of flights to and from Cairo.

Russia suspended flights to and from Egypt following an Airbus A321 plane crash over the Sinai Peninsula, en route from Sharm El-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, on Nov. 6, 2015.

All 224 people on board were killed in the crash.

Russia subsequently qualified the incident as a terrorist attack, suggesting that Egypt should increase security measures and sign a joint Egypt-Russia aviation security protocol.

Cairo, in its turn, introduced security upgrades in the airports in an attempt to comply with Russia’s demands.