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Newsline: Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s plane allegedly turns around back to Moscow during flight to China

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was allegedly on a flight headed to Beijing Thursday, but the plane turned around midway and flew back toward Moscow, according to German newspaper Bild. (https://www.foxnews.com/world/russia-lavrov-plane-turns-around-flight-china-returns-moscow-report) The plane allegedly turned around while over Novosibirsk, a city in Siberia, according to Bild. Fox News Digital has been unable to independently verify the outlet’s report. A tweet posted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia on Thursday states Lavrov was holding a press conference just ahead of 1 p.m. Thursday local time. That would put Lavrov in Moscow at the time he was allegedly in the air. It is unclear if China refused to meet with a Russian official or if Russian President Vladimir Putin called him back to Russia, according to Bild. The plane’s final destination is also unclear. A State Department spokesperson told Fox News they did not have information to share on the matter.

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