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MOSCOW, October 21. /TASS/. Russia’s Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov has welcomed the request of Ukraine’s airlines for allowing flights to Russia in the coming winter, saying the ministry is ready for consultations.
"In any case, we welcome any steps in the right direction if this concerns ensuring transportations. Everything depends on the position of Ukraine’s aviation authorities," Sokolov said in an interview with the Rossiya-24 TV channel.
The minister said it is most important that the current proportion of Russia and Ukraine in the overall air transportation between the two countries is preserved. "This this proportion remains, then we are always ready to take a step forward," Sokolov added.
Russia’s aviation authority Rosaviatsia said on Monday Ukrainian airlines had turned to it for permission to fly to Russia in the 2015/2016 winter navigation period.
Specifically, Atlasjet Ukraine airline has requested to open air navigation for flights along the Kiev-Moscow, Odessa-Moscow, and Kiev-St. Petersburg routes while UTair Ukraine has asked permission for flights between Kiev and Moscow, Lvov and Moscow.
In turn, Rosaviatsia has proposed to Ukraine’s State Aviation Service to immediately hold negotiations in any place suitable for the Ukrainian side.
Earlier, about 20 Russian airlines were included in the Ukrainian authorities’ sanctions lists, which will come into force from October 25. In response, Russia’s Rosaviatsia has notified the Ukrainian authorities of introducing a ban on the flights to Russia from October 25.