MOSCOW, November 25. The ban imposed by Ukraine on transit flights by Russian aircraft, maloakteven for Russian airlines. About it reported in a press-service of Rosaviatsiya.
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Kiev has completely closed the air space for transit of the Russian aircrafts
“After the crash near Donetsk the absolute majority of Russian airlines abandoned for security purposes, from performing transit flights through the airspace of Ukraine. Until recently, an insignificant part of the domestic carriers was performed according to the need for transit flights via the territory of neighboring States. The ban imposed by Ukraine, maloakteven for domestic civil aviation and confirms once again the absolutely destructive position of the Kiev authorities in matters of air transport,” – said the press service of the Federal air transport Agency.
On Wednesday Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the Cabinet meeting said that Ukraine has closed its airspace to Russian aircraft, including transit flights. Earlier the ban on transit through the airspace of Ukraine acted only against military cargo and military personnel of the Russian Federation.
In September, the official Kiev announced the introduction of sanctions against Russian airlines, providing for the restriction or termination of flights to Ukraine. Russia in response has announced the symmetric steps. October 25, air travel between the two countries ceased completely.