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 Russia seeks to negotiate air traffic with Ukraine

Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) offers the State Aviation Service of Ukraine to conduct talks on air traffic between the two countries.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Ukrainski Novyny, it was announced by the Federal Air Transport Agency.

"Oct. 16, 2015, Rosaviatsia addressed the State Aviation Service of Ukraine with a letter, offering to immediately negotiate a range of issues regarding air traffic wherever the Ukrainian side would wish. The Federal Air Transport Agency expects that Ukrainian airlines' pragmatic proposals will prevail over politicized steps," the statement reads.

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The Federal Air Transport Agency says the initiative was caused by a letter from Atlasjet-Ukraine and UTair-Ukraine - Ukraine's airlines which addressed Rosaviatsia for a permit to operate in the coming winter period.

Thus, according to the Russian authority, Atlasjet-Ukraine is seeking permission for flights "Kyiv - Moscow", "Odesa - Moscow" and "Kyiv - St. Petersburg" in winter 2015/2016.

UTair-Ukraine, in turn, has filed a request to allow flights "Kyiv - Moscow" and "Lviv - Moscow" in winter 2015/2016.

As previously reported, the State Aviation Service of Ukraine banned Russian airlines affected by sanctions from flying to Ukraine effective Oct. 25.

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