Ukraine prohibited flights of Russian airlines into the country
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to prohibit flights of Russian airlines in Ukraine, first of all to Aeroflot and to Transaero, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Friday. "We Made a decision to ban flights of Russian airlines, primarily of companies Aeroflot and Transaero in Ukraine", the Cabinet of Ministers wrote on Twitter on Friday.
In addition, according to the press service of the Cabinet, the Ukrainian government prohibits flights of Russian airlines as transit through the territory of Ukraine, "if they contain military goods, dual purpose, or the Russian military manpower."
Yatsenyuk also instructed to inform the Russian side about this decision. As reported, from September 16, Russian airlines fell under the sanctions of Ukraine "in the form of restrictions, partial or complete termination of the transit of resources, operations and transportation on the territory of Ukraine." In the sanctions list, there were: Aeroflot, Transaero, 224 aircraft division, VIM-Avia, Gazprom Avia, Donavia, Kogalymavia, Orenburg Airlines, Red Wings, Russia, RusDzhet, RusLine, Siberia, Ural Airlines, Yakutia, and Yamal.
Aeroflot flies in three Ukrainian cities: Kiev, Odessa and Kharkiv, Transaero and Siberia fly in Kiev and Odessa.
Last Tuesday, the general director of the international airport "Borispol" (Kiev), Eugene Dykhne told reporters that previously entered the Council of National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine sanctions on Russian airlines apply only to fly over the territory of Ukraine and will not affect other flights to / from Ukraine.
Russian aviation authorities have not yet received formal notification from Kiev to prohibit flights of Russian air carriers in Ukraine, according to the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.
"Formal notification of a possible ban on flights of Russian airlines to Ukraine Russian aviation authorities have not yet received," the agency said.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.