The former Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov called the suicidal decision of the Ukrainian authorities to penalize airlines of Russia, he thinks that This is another step to the breakdown of relations Between the two countries.
"Poroshenko, Yatsenyuk And the Firm has made another step in the severance of economic, cultural And kinship relations Between Ukraine And Russia. They banned flights by Russian airlines in Ukraine. This is a suicidal decision ", – wrote Azarov on his page on Facebook.
"The current government destroyed the airports in Donetsk, Lugansk, greatly reduced passenger traffic, decrease of incomes of Ukrainian airlines. And here – the new stroke ", - has said the former Prime Minister of the country. Review Azarov, this And other measures forced even more to demonstrate to the Ukrainians that Ukrainian authorities." With every new trick, every new suicidal decision, more And more Ukrainians are convinced that as quickly as possible the removal from power – in the interests of the Ukrainian people ", - has noticed Azarov. On Tuesday, the Federal air transport Agency has written to airlines of Ukraine of the notice on the prohibition of flights to the Russian Federation From October 25. On the first day of the week the Prime Minister of Russia Medvedev D. A. ordered the Minister of transport Maxim Sokolov to consider the introduction of retaliatory restrictive measures on Ukrainian airlines. Last week, press Secretary of the Ministry of infrastructure of Ukraine Kristina Nikolaev said that Kyiv From October 25 to prohibit flights to the Ukraine for all Russian companies from the sanctions list. Prior to this, 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 penalties on Russia due to the ban on companies Aeroflot And Transaero operate flights to Ukraine.