The Russian plane carrying Sergei Shoigu, head of the Russian Defense Ministry, was deployed in the airspace over Bangladesh and demanded to leave the country’s borders.
These actions were justified by the violation of state airspace. The reason for this action on the part of the government of Bangladesh is currently unknown, but the flight of the Russian defense minister had to be interrupted.
It is reported that Shoigu’s Il-96-400VVIP was heading towards Thailand-Vietnam-Philippines. Recall, earlier a similar situation occurred with the Russian Air Force aircraft Il-62 86572. It is worth mentioning that such problems with the use of the airspace over Bangladesh by Russian aircraft have never occurred.