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Major Russian air carriers banned from flying to Ukraine

September 25, 2015, 14:51 UTC+3

The ban will take effect as of October 25

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KIEV, September 25. /TASS/. Ukraine bans Russian air carriers Aeroflot and Transaero from flying to Ukraine, press service of the local government said in Twitter. Transit flights of Russian airlines are also partly under ban.

"The government of Ukraine makes a decision to ban flights of Russian airlines to Ukraine, Aeroflot and Transaero in the first instance," Yatsenyuk said.

"The cabinet of ministers also bans transit flights of Russian air carriers across the territory of Ukraine if they carry goods of defense or dual purpose or Russian manpower," Ukraine’s prime minister added.

The ban will take effect as of October 25.

Russian aviation authorities have not yet received any notifications from Ukraine on ban on flights for Russian airlines to the country, a representative of the Transport Ministry’s press service said on Friday.

"Russian aviation authorities have not received any official notifications on a possible ban on flights for Russian airlines to Ukraine yet," he said.

On September 16, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree unveiling sanctions for one year against 388 individuals and 105 legal entities, including Russian flag carrier Aeroflot and around 20 Russian airlines that have been banned from flights, air haulage services or transit flights via the Ukrainian territory.

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