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Ukraine officially close air space for Russian flights

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has officially suspended the air traffic with the Russian Federation
Ukrainian and Russian aviation services will discuss air traffic in Brussels tomorrow

Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers officially closes the air communication with Russia, Joinfo.ua reports citing the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure.

“According to the response from the Federal Air Transport Agency of the Russian Federation, explaining the reasons for restrictions of Ukrainian airlines, Ukrainian State Aviation Administration decided to cancel all the air traffic between Ukraine and the Russian Federation from October 25, 2015″, – a statement said.

This measure will be applied to all Russian airlines, and will take effect until the Russia cancels ban of the Ukrainian airlines. After this, Russian airlines not included in the sanctions list, will be allowed to fly to Ukraine.

It should be recalled that on September 25, according to the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers decided to ban flights of Russian airlines to Ukraine, primarily of Aeroflot and Transaero companies.