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Russia to Assist Ukraine, Belarus Aid With A321 Victims' Bodies Delivery

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A spokesman for the Russian Emergencies Ministry said that Russia will provide Belarus and Ukraine with all the necessary aid in delivery of the bodies of their citizens, who died in the Russian aircraft crash in Egypt.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia will provide Belarus and Ukraine with all the necessary aid in delivery of the bodies of their citizens, who died in the Russian aircraft crash in Egypt, a spokesman for the Russian Emergencies Ministry said Monday.

On Saturday, a Russian Kogalymavia Airbus A321 plane carrying 217 passengers including the Ukrainian and Belarusian citizens and seven crew members crashed in the Sinai Peninsula.

“The cooperation with representatives of Belarusian and Ukrainian embassies was organized… The Belarusian and Ukrainian embassies will be provided with necessary assistance to deliver the victims’ bodies in their home countries,” Aleksander Romanov said.

He added that the ministry launched the registration and was drawing up the necessary documents to facilitate the bodies' delivery.

Earlier in the day, Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov, heading the government commission on investigating the A321 plane crash, stated that Belarus and Ukraine could take part in the investigation as Ukrainian and Belarusian citizens were among the victims of the crash.

All people on board the plane en route from the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh to St. Petersburg were killed in what is the largest air disaster in Russian and Soviet history.

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