Russia Update: Foreign Ministry Protests Air Incident with Speaker’s Plane and Swiss Military Jet

October 20, 2015
Swiss military jet F/A-18. File photo by Reuters.

Russia issued a note of protest to Switzerland via Swiss envoy to Moscow Amb. Pierre Helg regarding the approach of a Swiss military plane within eye contact of a Russian civilian airliner yesterday carrying Sergei Naryshkin, head of the State Duma to a converence of parliamentarians in Geneva.

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