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 Air traffic between Ukraine and Russia halted

The termination of air traffic between Russia and Ukraine entered into force on Oct. 25.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Ukrainski Novyny, no flights to Russia are scheduled in the airports located on Ukrainian-controlled territory.

This fact is due to the previous decisions by the aviation authorities of both countries.

Meanwhile, Russian airlines are not banned from using Ukrainian airspace for flights to other countries.

The decision of the National Security and Defense Council on imposing personal sanctions against Russian individuals and legal entities took effect on Sept. 22.

Aeroflot, Transaero, and a number of other airlines hit the sanctions list.

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

Ukraine explained that the sanctions were imposed as these airlines had been flying to the Russian-annexed Crimea.

Sept. 29, Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency banned Ukrainian airlines from flying to Russia effective Oct. 25.

Oct. 12, the State Aviation Service of Ukraine responded by banning all Russian airlines from Ukraine effective Oct. 25.

Read more: Ukraine disrupts air travel with Russia from Oct. 25 - Ministry of Infrastructure

During eight months of 2015, the passenger traffic between the two countries totaled about 800,000 people.

As previously reported, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Andrii Pyvovarskyi confirmed the termination of air traffic with Russia at midnight on Oct. 25 due to the sanctions imposed against several Russian airlines.
 
 
 
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