What is behind this trip? As Vladimir Putin (69) rains bombs on Ukraine, people flee in fear to bunkers and shelters – a Russian government plane flies from Saint Petersburg to the United States.
The Ilyushin-96-300 flew across Europe (sanctions prohibit Russian flights over the territory of the European Union) and is now flying over Canada. Destination: Washington, D.C. This is proven by data from Flightradar24.
Not sure on board. But the truth is that the machine needs a special permit to be allowed to fly in Canadian and American airspace – because in fact there is a no-fly on it here too.
According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the diplomats will be sent back to Moscow by machine.
However, according to US insiders, since Tuesday the US Department of Defense and from Russia Giving a direct line to prevent “miscalculation, military accidents and escalation”.
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A senior US military official, who declined to be named, told Reuters that the call was confirmed on March 1.