RUSSIA has at last admitted TERRORISTS did down the Metrojet Flight 9268 Airbus with a homemade bomb as on suspicion, two airport staff members were captivated of planting the explosive device.
Vladimir Putin has vowed to “find” and “punish” those responsible for the plane crash on the doomed Russian airliner after officials confirmed it was “a terrorist act”.
It comes as Egyptian authorities detained two employees of Sharm al-Sheikh airport in connection with the downing of the passenger jet, killing all 224 people on board.
Security officials said: “Seventeen people are being held, two of them are suspected of helping whoever planted the bomb on the plane at Sharm al-Sheikh airport.”
Russia’s shift in tone follows assertions by British and American officials that terrorism was likely the cause of the plane crash, which exploded shortly after it took off from the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh.