Yesterday the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved a decision to close Ukrainian air space for Russian transit flights, said Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Joinfo.ua reports.
“The Government of Ukraine approved a decision to ban all transit flights of Russian aviation through the air space of Ukraine”, – he said.
Yatsenyuk said that the prohibition applies to the transit flights of both military and civil aircrafts of the Russian Federation.
“The decision was adopted as a result of a significant aggravation of the military aggression in the East of Ukraine and the world political situation. Russia may use the Ukrainian air space to carry out provocations. Therefore, it is the question of the national security and response to the Russian Federation for its aggressive actions “, – said Yatsenyuk.
It should be recalled that the Cabinet of Ministers banned flights of Russian airlines to Ukraine from October 25, 2015.