Consultations with Moscow will not affect our previous decision, - Minister Pyvovarskyi on termination of air traffic with Russia

Minister of Infrastructure Andrii Pyvovarskyi confirms termination of air traffic with Russia at midnight, Oct. 25 due to sanctions imposed against several Russian airlines.

He said this on the sidelines of the Ukrainian-German business forum in Berlin, Censor.NET informs citing Ukrainski Novyny.

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"The air traffic between the two countries is halted on Oct. 25," he said.

Pyvovarskyi explained that on Friday in Brussels (Belgium), technical consultations between the State Aviation Service and the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) were held, adding they will not affect the previous decision by Ukraine to terminate air communication with Russia on Oct. 25. He also recalled that the Federal Air Transport Agency responded to Ukraine's sanctions by banning Ukrainian airlines from Russian air space.

According to ministerial press service, the Ukrainian delegation included acting chairman of the State Aviation Service Eduard Diomin, director of the Ukrainian State Air Traffic Services Enterprise Dmytro Babeichuk, and director of the EU Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vsevolod Chentsov.

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The press service notes that in the course of technical consultations, the sides exchanged positions, and the Ukrainian delegation will communicate all received information to the minister of infrastructure and the country's leadership after returning from Germany. It will be taken into account when considering further steps on the matter.Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n357551