Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk has no right to suspend the air service, it is able to do only the aeronautical authorities of the country, Kiev closing the air space for Russian airlines would be madness, said the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
"Yatseniuk has the right to suspend air mail. In international contracts, it is forced to do the aviation authorities of the country ", - has said Peskov, RIA " Novosti ".
This Peskov said that he did not know whether the Russian aviation Department any notice from Ukrainian aviation authorities on this." of course, the termination of flights Between Russia and Ukraine would be another act of madness, but unfortunately, based on the experience of the last 20 months, we can't deny it's crazy and deny the hypothetical possibility ",-has added a press-the Secretary. On the last working day of the week Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that the government started considering the introduction of additional punishment relative to Russian organizations. From his part Minister of transport Maxim Sokolov said that the Russian authorities will have to take mirror measures, if Kiev will close the airspace for Russian airlines. However, the biggest Ukrainian air carrier – "Ukraine International airlines" – already said that it fears the mirror of sanctions on Russia due to the ban on companies Aeroflot and Transaero operate flights to Ukraine. In "Aeroflot" has told that it has not received from the Ukrainian authorities official notification about temporary suspension of flights, but in the case of flight cancellation the Company promised to return to passengers money for tickets. On 21 September the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko threatened to make wider punishment against Russia in case of " failure of the Minsk agreements ". Recall, 16 September, on the Internet office of the President of Ukraine announced a list of physical and legal entities, placed under Ukrainian punishment in connection with events in Crimea and Donbass. For example, the penalties imposed on 25 Russian airlines, two of which no longer exist. While Russian airlines continued to fly to Ukraine.