“The Caucasus trace is not the one to follow”
The crash was caused by a homemade explosive equivalent to 7 kilograms of TNT, the FSB said.
“Terrorism is always either a political proclamation or a threat. I think in this particular case Russia does not have any real war at the moment, and I would not think that the Caucasus lead that would probably be examined first at this accident is the one to follow,” Gatov says. “I would think this is more political, and I expect some political proclamations to be made on this accident.”