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Russian Aviation Administration asks Ukraine to resume air traffic

Russian Aviation Administration proposed Ukrainian counterparts to resume the negotiations on air traffic between the two countries
Russian Aviation Administration asks Ukraine to resume air traffic

Russian Aviation Administration (Rosaviation) proposed the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine (Ukraerorukh) to resume the negotiations on the air traffic between the two  countries.

This was reported on the website of Rosaviation. “Considering of the suspended direct flights (between Ukraine and Russia – Ed.) for several days, airlines of the other countries have already managed to redirect their traffic with the 2-2.5 times trip cost increase compared to the cost of the direct flights,” – Rosaviation said, Joinfo.ua reports with the reference to the Russian media.

Rosaviation also reported that after Ukraine imposed sanctions against Ukrainian airlines received requests from the clients to take measures, because flights between the cities of the two countries should be preserved.

The Russian Federal air transport agency in a letter to Ukraerorukh outlined the issue of readiness to continue the dialogue, aimed to resume flights between the two countries on the basis of international law.

It should be recalled that the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers decided to ban flights of Russian airlines to Ukraine from October 25, 2015, primarily of Aeroflot and Transaero companies.

Later Russia introduced “mirror” sanctions to Ukraine and banned the air flight of Ukrainian companies over their territory. Rosaviation put restrictions on three Ukrainian airlines – Ukraine International Airlines, Dniproavia and Motor Sich.

Later on October 24 representatives of Rosaviation and Ukraerorukh met for the first round of negotiations on air traffic between Russia and Ukraine in Brussels, but they didn’t reach any decision on this issue. Thus, The air traffic between Ukraine and Russia has been suspended from October 25, 2015.