MOSCOW, June 16 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court has dismissed a claim of relatives of victims killed in the Kogalymavia airline’s plane crash in Egypt in 2015 to increase compensation up to 460,000 rubles, their lawyer Igor Trunov has told RAPSI.

The court has refused to increase the sum of compensation despite a prosecutor’s statement on such a necessity, Trunov has stated.

The Airbus A321, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia, crashed into a mountainous area of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on October 31, 2015, leaving 224 people dead. The airliner was flying from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg in Russia.

A militant group linked to Islamic State terrorist organization, prohibited in Russia, said in a statement that it had brought down the plane in response to Russian airstrikes in Syria. As a consequence of the attack, Russia cancelled air travel and tourist visits to Egypt.