"The mentioned fighters carried standard weapons of various classes. The take-off of the Su-35S flight was carried out from an operational airfield in Russia in difficult weather conditions with heavy rain and gusty winds. The fighters were piloted by first-class pilots," he said.
According to him, special permits were obtained from the states over the territory of which the flight was carried out for the air escort of the presidential aircraft.
"We are grateful to these states for their cooperation," Peskov said.
Earlier it became known that in Abu Dhabi, where Russian President Vladimir Putin had previously arrived, an air show with the Russian tricolor was arranged.