The plane of Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Putin - a Russian politician. Born on October 7, 1952 in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, he was followed by four Su-35S fighters during the entire flight to the United Arab Emirates, the Kremlin said.

"From takeoff to the landing of the presidential plane at Abu Dhabi airport, the head of state was escorted by four Su-35S aircraft of the Air Force," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency.

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Without revealing many details, Peskov only clarified that the fighters in question are equipped with "diverse armaments."

For the air escort of the presidential plane, special permits were obtained from the countries through whose territories the president's route passed. We thank them for their cooperation, added Peskov.

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