Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. (Display screen seize, Reuters)
Ukraine will ban flights over its territory by 13 Russian regional air carriers and Syrian Cham Wings Airways for 3 years, the federal government stated on Wednesday, citing flights by them into and out of Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014.
A draft decision authorized by the cupboard prohibits “the transit of sources, flights and transportation” by the 14 airways. It have to be authorized by Ukraine’s council of nationwide safety, led by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to change into efficient.
“Air carriers of the Russian Federation systematically violate the process for utilizing the airspace of Ukraine,” the federal government stated in a press release.
“Violations include flights throughout the prohibited zone over the briefly occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.”
A whole bunch of Russian entities, businessmen and politicians have been sanctioned by Kyiv since Ukraine’s big neighbour annexed the Crimean peninsula.
Greater Russian airways, together with nationwide flag provider Aeroflot and Transaero, have been forbidden to enter Ukrainian airspace since 2015.
Ukraine has additionally accused Russia of sending arms and troops to assist pro-Moscow separatists combating its troopers within the east of the nation, in a battle which has killed almost 14 000 individuals since April 2014. Russia denies involvement.
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