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Reuters said the decision took effect immediately.
At the same time, Russia’s number two airline, Transaero, said in an official statement its flights to third countries would be performed bypassing Ukrainian territory.
The jet crashed near the town of Snezhnoye, just a few kilometers away from the Russian-Ukrainian border.
Ukrainian authorities and self-defense forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics have issued reciprocal charges to each other and have denied any guilt on their part. Alexander Borodai, one of the leaders of the Donetsk republic said a commercial jet flying at 10,000 meters above the surface could only be brought down by a major antiaircraft missile system like Buk, which were unavailable to the volunteer units.