Ukraine closes airspace to Russian aircraft flying to Syria, said the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a meeting with Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert fico.
"I have instructed in the morning "UkSATSE" to strengthen the supervision with EUROCONTROL on account of any movement of Russian planes in Syria. Currently, the airspace over Ukraine is generally closed, and the air space over neutral waters of specially controlled ", – he said, reports the news Agency.
however, according to RIA "Novosti," Russia 2014 provides transit transportation through the territory of Ukraine. Before that, the head of Russian foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov said that the planes that Russia is sending to Syria, is the military products, the shipments of which were first contracted, as well as humanitarian assistance. Yesterday the Minister of foreign Affairs of Bulgaria Daniel Mitov said that the Bulgarian government is ready to provide an air passage to the planes of Russia in Syria after inspection of the goods. On 8 September, the Kremlin asked in a persistent form from Bulgaria explanations in connection with the ban on flights to Syria. Before that, Bulgaria's foreign Ministry officially said that Sofia closes the passage for the Russian military-transport aircraft, the following humanitarian aid to Syria for the period from 1 to 24 September 2015. This decision in Sofia substantiated concerns about the content of the goods transported. On the first day of the week the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Greece assured that it has received U.S. request for the closure of airspace to Russian aircraft delivering humanitarian aid to Syria. According to a source in the Greek international Ministry, Now the request is pending, whereas before it was declared about the refusal of the authorities to close the airspace of Athens.