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Ukraine bans its airlines fly Sinai

Ukraine today prohibits their airlines to fly over the Sinai Peninsula to Egyptian suspicions that the Russian plane that crashed with 224 people on board was the subject of an terrorist attack.


"Fly after point air navigation steps (passing by the Egyptian airspace) is prohibited," said an order from the Ukrainian national aviation service.

Ukraine's decision adds to other similar countries like the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands and companies like Air France and Lufthansa.

The British government decided Wednesday to suspend flights to and from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el Sheikh after receiving intelligence information that points to the wrecked Airbus A-321 may have been brought down by a terrorist act.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said today that it is "probable" that the Russian plane was shot down by a bomb.

In a statement in Downing Street, Cameron said that there is "certainty" that has been an explosive device, but it seems increasingly "more probable" it was.

He also said it plans to speak by telephone with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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