NUR-SULTAN, March 12. /TASS/. Kazakh airline Qazaq Air suspends flights to Russia due to lack of insurance coverage in the country, the company announced on Saturday.
"Qazaq Air has received a notification from an insurance company about the failure to provide insurance coverage on the territory of Russia and in its airspace. In view of this situation, the airline is not able to operate flights to Russia until the issue of insurance coverage over the territory of Russia is resolved," the statement said.
On Friday, Kazakh airline Air Astana announced that it was suspending flights to and over Russia due to the termination of insurance coverage for commercial flights to and from the Russian Federation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a televised address on February 24 that in response to a request by the heads of the Donbass republics he had made a decision to carry out a special military operation in order to protect people "who have been suffering from abuse and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years." The Russian leader stressed that Moscow had no plans of occupying Ukrainian territories.