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Putin: Egypt Still Has 'a Lot to Do' to Make Russian Tourists Safe

© Sputnik / Sergey GuneevRussian President Vladimir Putin
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Russian President said that Egyptian authorities still have a lot of to do to provide security in the country.

Cypriot policemen stand guard in the vicinity of Larnaca airport where an EgyptAir Airbus A-320 (R) sits on the tarmac after being hijacked and diverted to Cyprus on March 29, 2016 - Sputnik International
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YOSHKAR-OLA (Russia) (Sputnik) The Egyptian authorities still have a lot of to do to provide security in the country, Russian President said Monday at a meeting of The All-Russia People's Front, a pro-Kremlin public movement.

"…there are difficulties with visiting the places our people have become accustomed to, I mean Egypt, where, [they] would be glad to see us, but I think that the local authorities still have a lot to do to provide security," Putin said.

Russia suspended flights to and from Egypt last fall after a Russian airliner crashed in the Sinai desert on October 31 while flying from the resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, killing all 224 people on board. Militants affiliated with the Daesh militant group, outlawed in Russia, claimed credit for the terror attack.

Russia officials have repeatedly stated that air traffic with Egypt would be resumed following the implementation of sufficient safety measures in Egypt.

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