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MILAN, October 23. /TASS/. Aviation authorities of Russia and Ukraine will mull a possibility not to disrupt the air flight connection from October 25, Russia’s Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said on Friday.
The talks will be held in Brussels on Saturday, October 24, he said.
"Depending on the talks’ results we will see if we can come to agreements which allow us not to stop the flight connection," he said.
Transport Minister stressed the need to restore the status quo in this area.
"It is necessary to establish the status quo, when we had a full liberalization of air services with Ukraine, when our and Ukrainian companies shared the market of air transport in accordance with their financial and organizational capacities," Sokolov said.
Ukraine’s Infrastructure Ministry does not comment the information about talks on flight connection with Russia.
In late September, Ukraine’s cabinet took a decision to ban all flights to the country by Russian air companies.
At the instruction of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk Ukraine’s State Aviation Service started to inform Russian airlines put on the sanctions list that they would not receive permission for making flights to Ukrainian cities from October 25, 2015, the press service of Ukraine’s ministry of infrastructure said.
Ukraine also banned Russian air companies’ transit flights via Ukraine if they carry goods of defense or dual purpose or Russian manpower.