UK shared information with Russia, but not Egypt

British Foreign Minister, Philip Hammond, said on Monday that his country has specific intelligence information about the Russian plane crash in Sharm el-Sheikh.

“UK was one of the first countries that decided to suspend the tours to Sharm el-Sheikh, based on the information that was available to us, and also based on the intelligence information we exchanged with Egypt”, Hammond said.

The British Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that London delivered all the intelligence related to the Russian plane crash to Moscow, rather than to Egypt.

Most of the Egyptian newspapers criticised that the UK did not reveal the results of the investigations to Egypt, one of the journalists describing the move as “impolite”. On social media the criticism was mocked.