Ukraine Introduces Special Regime for Transit of Russian Airlines

The State Aviation Administration of Ukraine starting 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 14, introduces special mode for certain Russian airlines’ transit flights through Ukraine.

It is reported by Censor.NET citing UNIAN.

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In particular, special treatment will be applied to Transaero and Aeroflot-Russian Airlines, which operate flights from Russia to Bulgaria, Israel, Turkey, Egypt and Greece through the airspace of Ukraine. "These airlines will be able to cross the airspace of Ukraine, but only with permission of the State Aviation Administration for each flight," the Ministry explains.

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The Ministry of Infrastructure pointed out that such actions will ensure an adequate level of security and streamline transit through Ukraine for the airlines, "who disregard the rules of international flights in the closed airspace of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to the closed Simferopol airfield."

The ministry also reminded that the airspace over the ATO area is completely closed and the security of transit flights over the territory of Ukraine is in full control of the UkSATSE company. Earlier the State Aviation imposed 24,480,000 UAH in fines on Russian airlines according to the Ukrainian legislation for illegal use of the country's airspace.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n298071