KIEV, October 12. Ukraine from October 25 to completely stop air service to Russia, a ban on all fall flights of the Russian airline. This was announced by the Ministry of infrastructure of Ukraine.
“The state aviation service of Ukraine took a decision on complete termination of air communication between Ukraine and the Russian Federation since 25 October 2015”, – stated in the message.
Earlier sanctions were not related to the number of Russian airlines.
In a statement the Ministry says that this decision was made due to “failure to provide a response from the Federal Agency of air transport of the Russian Federation (Rosaviatsia) with the reasons of restriction of flights of the Ukrainian airlines”.
“This measure will be applied to all Russian airlines, and will be valid until the lifting of a ban imposed by the aviation authorities of the Russian Federation in relation to the Ukrainian airlines. After the lifting of a ban by the Russian side of the Russian airlines that are not included in the sanction list (for flights in the Crimea – approx. Corr.), will be able to operate flights to Ukraine”, – said the Ministry of infrastructure.
Previously, about 20 Russian companies included in the sanction lists of the Ukrainian authorities, which will be effective from October 25.
Among them not only the largest Russian carrier “Aeroflot” (flies to Kiev, Odessa, Kharkiv), but also three of his “daughter” the airline “Russia” and “Donavia”, “Orenburg airlines”. In the same list the second largest airline of Russia, Transaero, recently transferred under the operational management of “Aeroflot”. Transaero flies to Kiev and Odessa.
The document also included such major carriers as “Siberia” (S7), which ranks third by the volume of traffic, and “Ural airlines” (the fifth place).
Company UTair is the only does not come under the sanctions of Ukraine, but now her fate remains unclear.
The Rosaviation, in turn, has informed that advised Ukrainian companies on the introduction from October 25, of the ban on flights in Russia. The largest airline of Ukraine “Ukraine International airlines” and the airline “Motor Sich” have confirmed that received the notice. The document also entered the airline YanAir. These measures of the Russian Federation was followed by the introduction of Ukraine sanctions against Russian airlines.