MARSEILLE, Aug 19 – RIA Novosti. Two fighters of the Swiss Air Force escorted for several minutes the plane of the special flight detachment "Russia" in the sky above Geneva, the RIA Novosti correspondent reports.
As it is specified, the Russian delegation was on board, including the presidential aide and his press secretary, Yuri Ushakov and Dmitry Peskov, as well as journalists from the Kremlin pool, who will cover the talks between Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron in southern France.
After landing, Dmitry Peskov commented on the escort of the Russian government plane by Swiss fighters.
Vladimir Putin will arrive in France today for a one-day visit and will hold talks with President Emmanuel Macron.
The Kremlin said the leaders will discuss the situation in Syria, Libya, the Persian Gulf, Ukraine, as well as the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan to resolve the situation around the Iranian nuclear program.