'Violent extremists': Neutral host to deploy troops for Biden-Putin summit
Swiss authorities have outlined the extra security measures they'll be taking as Vladimir Putin and Joe Bid...
Swiss authorities plan to temporarily restrict airspace over the city of Geneva and to deploy up to 3000 troops and police officers as part of extra security for the summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden next week.
Switzerland's seven-member executive body, the Federal Council, approved temporary security measures Friday that include the deployment of up to 1000 troops and airspace surveillance by the Swiss air force during Wednesday's summit.
"Switzerland is obliged to ensure the protection of persons who enjoy special protection under international law, such as the American and Russian heads of state," the Federal Department of Defense said.