MOSCOW, October 20. LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky called bullying incident with the Swiss fighter, who on Monday performed a dangerous maneuver near the onboard speaker of the state Duma Sergei Naryshkin, heading to Geneva to participate in the meeting of the inter-Parliamentary Union.
“It’s a shock, a mockery of us. The goal is the identification … like on monitors is not clear that this is a civilian airliner?” – Zhirinovsky told journalists.
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The leader of LDPR has explained this behavior in the air as the intention of Switzerland “once again rattle guns”.
Switzerland confirmed that its military aircraft F/A-18 came close on Monday the Russian plane in Swiss airspace in the area of Biel.
“Swiss military aircraft F/A-18 came close to the Russian aircraft in Swiss airspace over the city of Biel as part of the standard procedures police control in the air. It happened at 10:22 local time (11:22 MSK)” – said Corr. in Geneva, the official representative of the Federal Department of defence, civil protection and sport Peter minder.
According to him, the purpose of the Swiss military pilot was the identification of the aircraft, “it was standard procedure adopted in Switzerland, this comes as no surprise”, on average per year in Switzerland, that is of the order of 100 similar tests. The minder also noted that the Agency “does not intend to publish any communiqué on this subject”.