Russian Government Il-96 with officials, ”Kremlin pool” journalists on board intercepted by Swiss Air Force jets

A pair of Swiss warplanes scrambled to intercept the aircraft of the Russian presidential air squadron flying an official delegation from Moscow to Peru for an APEC summit and a group of accredited reporters in the sky over Switzerland, according to Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

A pair of Swiss F18`s flew along the aircraft, to the amusement of passengers on board, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reported.

Moreover, one of the military pilots reportedly waved his hand at the Russians on board IL-96.

However, the experienced Russian crew says this kind of interception is a normal, standard practice on this particular route, reads the report.

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