Russia asks Switzerland why plane was intercepted by fighters
Russia has demanded an explanation as to why the Swiss Air Force dispatched three fighter jets to escort a Russian government aircraft.
official Russian passenger aircraft was carrying journalists to cover the
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economic summit, held in Lima, Peru,
when the jets suddenly appeared.
Russian President Vladimir Putin was scheduled to take part in the South American-based event, but he was not aboard the aircraft in question.
The embassy said in a statement posted on Twitter that it was bewildered by the military escort on Friday and wanted some clarification from Swiss officials.