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Ukraine mulls Russia’s proposal to resume mutual flights — ministry

October 26, 2015, 16:10 UTC+3 KIEV
On October 25, flights between the two countries were fully stopped
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KIEV, October 26. /TASS/. Ukraine’s authorities are considering the proposal of the Russian authorities to resume flights between the countries, Irina Kustovskaya, spokesperson of the Infrastructure Ministry told TASS on Monday.

"As soon as our delegation returned from Brussels from a meeting with the Russian side, the minister and the country's leadership were immediately informed about Russia’s stance. It is the country's leadership, which is to take a decision," she said. She added that she could not comment on how long it would take to make a decision.

On October 23, Ukraine’s State Aviation Service and Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency held technical consultations on air travel in Brussels. A source told TASS that no decisions were taken at that meeting.

In September Ukraine imposed sanctions against Russian airlines which envisaged limitation or termination of flights. In response Russia announced symmetric steps.

On October 25, flights between the two countries were fully stopped.

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