The Swiss government has decided to limit the use of the airspace over Geneva from June 15 to 17 in connection with the upcoming summit of the presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, according to the website of the Cabinet.
Meeting of Putin and Biden scheduled for June 16th.
“Switzerland is under an obligation to ensure the safety of persons in need of special protection in accordance with international law. In this case, we are talking about the presidents of the United States and Russia, ”the statement reads.
Restrictions on flights over the Palais des Nations in Geneva will operate from 8:00 local time (9:00 Moscow time) on June 15 to 17:00 on Thursday, June 17.
“Commercial flights to and from Geneva International Airport will not be affected by these restrictions,” the statement said.
The Swiss Air Force will strengthen its surveillance of the airspace. In addition, the Swiss authorities have approved the deployment of up to 1,000 troops to assist the police in ensuring security. Bern promised that such measures would not lead to additional budget expenditures.
Similar security measures were taken by the Swiss authorities during the economic forum in Davos. So, in 2018, flights were limited over a large part of the canton of Graunbünden, where this resort town is located. For example, the launch of drones, paragliders and hang gliders was completely prohibited. In addition, the police were instructed to check all vehicles entering the Davos area.
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Source: Русская весна by rusvesna.su.
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