Moscow demands explanation for Russian media plane being shadowed by Swiss fighter jets

Moscow demands explanation for Russian media plane being shadowed by Swiss fighter jets

Russia has asked the Swiss government to explain why the country deployed fighter jets to shadow a Russian plane carrying journalists to a summit in Peru.
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“We have sent a note asking for clarifications and expressing our puzzlement over the incident. We asked that such incidents be prevented in the future,” the Russian embassy in Bern said on its Twitter page.

Earlier on Friday, Swiss fighter jets shadowed a Russian plane for several minutes, according to some of the journalists who were on board the aircraft. The reports included footage of the Swiss jets

The plane, which belongs to the Russian government’s special fleet, was taking journalists to cover an international summit in Lima, the capital of Peru. Some officials from the Russian delegation to the event were also on board.

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