Putin's plane on its way to G20 summit maneuvered around NATO countries

Thus, the board made a detour of 500 km
18:34, 8 July 2017

112 Agency

The plane of Russian President Vladimir Putin, traveling from Moscow to the G20 summit in Hamburg, made its way around the territories of NATO countries. This follows from the data of the FlightRadar24 portal.

The map shows that the airliner with registration number RA-96022 chose to fly over neutral Finland and Sweden, instead of directly move over the members of the alliance -  Poland, Latvia and Lithuania. Thus, the board made a detour of 500 km.

Exactly from the plane with these registration numbers in Hamburg, according to Reuters, and to the shots shown by Russian television, Putin came out.

Previously, the Russian president, as the agency notes, repeatedly flew over the territories of the eastern NATO states. However, now the reason that the liner chose for its route from Moscow to Hamburg by a longer way is not clear.

We recall that on Friday, July 7, in Hamburg, Germany, on the margins of the G20 summit, took place a meeting between the presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. The talks were also attended by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The meeting lasted 2 hours 16 minutes.

During the talks, both presidents denied that they had previously been personally acquainted. Also, Putin assured the American leader that Russia did not interfere in the elections in the United States.

In addition, the politicians reached an agreement on a ceasefire in southwestern Syria.

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