Plane Special flight detachment “Russia” in support of the fighter of the Swiss air force
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Russian diplomats expressed surprise at the incident in the airspace of Switzerland, in the course of which the plane with the Russian delegation was accompanied by fighters. The Embassy has requested official clarification
Russian Embassy in Switzerland, asked the Swiss authorities to clarify the incident with Russian plane in the skies of this country. This was reported in the official Twitter of the Embassy.
The Embassy spokesman confirmed the Agency “Interfax” that the Swiss authorities sent a note. “We sent the note, which asked for clarification and expressed bewilderment in connection with this incident, requested that in the future,” the Agency interlocutor.
Earlier on Friday, November 18, a special correspondent of the publishing house “Kommersant” Andrei Kolesnikov said that several fighter jets of the Swiss air force for 10 minutes was accompanied by the plane with the Russian delegation and journalists on Board, following in Peru for a summit of the Asia-Pacific economic cooperation (APEC).
“Fly To Switzerland. At some point, the plane with the delegation and journalists from three sides block the three fighters. Two of the wings of our plane, one below us. A fighter of the Swiss air force,” wrote Kolesnikov. He also posted on his page photos politisk to Board the fighters.
According to the correspondent of “Interfax”, who was also on Board, the fighters flew so close to the passenger plane that could be considered their hull numbers. At the same time, the Agency noted that the commander of the crew explained to the passengers that this route “is a common practice”.