A few weeks ago, the world was stunned when a passenger plane flying from Egypt to St. Petersburg, Russia suddenly fell out of the sky and crashed, killing all 224 people onboard. Now, Russian President Vlademir Putin has revealed what really brought this plane down, and announced what he plans to do as revenge to the people who did this.
Alexander Bortnikov, leader of Russian security service FSB, told Putin today that a homemade bomb blew up on the airplane shortly after it took off, and he found traces of the explosive in the plane’s debris. According to Western Journalism, Bortnikov said that the plane contained over two pounds of TNT, “which caused the plane to break up in the air, which explains why the fuselage was scattered over such a large territory. I can certainly say that this was a terrorist act.”
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack numerous times since then, saying that it was retaliation for Russia’s air campaign against them. Now, however, Putin has made it clear that they picked the wrong country to mess with.
Russia is reportedly offering a $50 million reward for information leading to the arrest of the terrorists behind this bombing.
“There’s no statute of limitations for this, we need to know all their names. We’re going to look for them everywhere wherever they are hiding,” Putin said today. “We will find them in any place on Earth and punish them.”
Putin also touched on Russia’s air campaign in Syria, saying it “should not only be continued but should be intensified so that the criminals realize that retribution is inevitable.”
Putin has spoken with French President Francois Hollande and has ordered the Russian Navy to make contact with the French Navy in the eastern Mediterranean so they can team up to fight ISIS. Hollande will be visiting Moscow on November 26 to discuss their plans further.
“We need to work out a plan with them of joint sea and air actions,” Putin concluded.
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