Russian Foreign Ministry apologized for calling the French ambassador, demanding an explanation for the incident with the plane carrying the State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin.
It was reported that on Monday, the Foreign Ministry mistakenly demanded that the French ambassador clarification on the incident with the Swiss military aircraft that flew to guide the plane to Switzerland Naryshkin.
As the representative of the Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova Monday night, Russia apologized to France for the unjustified call its ambassador. “Through diplomatic channels, the French side had apologized, and the Russian Foreign Ministry has already become a party to work with the Swiss … We are waiting for an official response from the Swiss side,” – said Zakharov.
Initially, the Foreign Ministry decided that the plane was French . The incident, which the Foreign Ministry called “dangerous proximity”, caused by the Russian authorities an angry reaction.
The ministry summoned the French Ambassador to Russia, which in connection with the incident, “expressed deep concern”.
“These actions Paris undermine the use of French as a venue for multilateral meetings and negotiations,” – even said the Foreign Ministry.
But it later emerged that podletevshy alongside Naryshkin plane was not French, and Swiss .
The representative of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports of Switzerland Peter Minder has confirmed that the Russian Foreign Ministry made a mistake, blaming the incident to France.
“It was a standard procedure adopted in Switzerland – he said speaking about the incident – nothing unusual in this “.
The French Foreign Ministry meanwhile issued a statement on the calling country’s ambassador to the Russian Foreign Ministry.
” None of the French Air Force aircraft was not involved in the incident with the Russian board, “- said in a statement. “Therefore, we regret that the French ambassador to Moscow was summoned [the Foreign Ministry],” – sums up the French side.