May 19, 2016 / 1:04 PM / 3 years ago

Russian spy chief: EgyptAir crash likely to be a terrorist act - RIA

Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov delivers a speech as he attends the 5th Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS) in Moscow, Russia, April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The head of Russia’s FSB security service Alexander Bortnikov said on Thursday that the crash of an EgyptAir jet en route from Paris to Cairo was “in all likelihood” caused by a terrorist act, the RIA news agency quoted him as saying.

Bortnikov, who was speaking in Minsk, Belarus, called on Russia’s European partners to work together to identify those behind the downing of the plane. He did not say what evidence he had that the crash was terrorism-related.

Reporting by Christian Lowe/Andrew Osborn; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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