BRUSSELS, October 23. /Corr. Denis Dubrovin/. Representatives of the Russian Federation and Ukraine have not reached an agreement on the mutual abolition of restrictions on aviation, held private expert consultations in Brussels. This was reported by a diplomatic source in Brussels.
“The aviation Department of the Russian Federation and Ukraine conducted an expert consultation on the traffic in Brussels today. Negotiations have been completed, the official results will be announced after the parties will inform their leadership,” he said.
Answering the question whether the agreement to abolish mutual ban on flights between Russia and Ukraine, he replied: “No.” According to the diplomat, he had no information on the possibility of conducting any consultations between representatives of the state aviation administration of Ukraine and the Federal air transport Agency on 24 September.
Earlier, transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said that the first round of negotiations on air traffic between Russia and Ukraine will take place on 24 October in Brussels. “At the end of these negotiations, let’s see if we can come to those agreements that will not terminate air service”, – he said.
In turn, the Minister of infrastructure of Ukraine Andriy Pivovarsky has said that the air traffic between Ukraine and Russia will be suspended on 25 October, despite planned talks between the parties.
Chronicle of aviation conflict
Initially, in the sanctions lists of Kiev were about 20 Russian companies, including “Aeroflot”, “Russia”, “Donavia”, “Orenburg airlines”, “Transaero” (which had come under the operational management of “Aeroflot”), S7, “globe”, “Ural airlines”, “Vim-Avia”, “Kogalymavia”, “Gazpromavia” and the Red Wings.
Russia responded with a “mirror measures” by banning Ukrainian airlines flying over its territory. The Federal air transport Agency informed about the ban by three airlines: “Ukraine International airlines”, “Dniproavia” and “Motor Sich”.
In response to Moscow’s actions in Kiev declared the full termination of air links with the Russian Federation.