Belarusian aviation authorities are ready to provide transit passengers, going in the direction between Russia and Ukraine, said Tuesday 1st Deputy Minister of transport and communications of Belarus Yevgeny Rogachev.
"The Minsk airport after the restoration has sufficient reserve and provide quality service to all passengers ", – the expression Rogacheva quoted by RIA " Novosti ". According to him, the Belarusian airline "Belavia" wants to open the flight Minsk-Odessa-Minsk, which was studied long ago.
"maybe we need to open not one on there. But this decision is not connected with what is happening in States that are our closest neighbours. Also do not exclude the possibility that we will fly more often in Kiev ", - has declared the 1st Deputy Minister. Rogachev Also said about the ongoing negotiations with the aviation authorities of Ukraine and Russia, as well as with airlines." If necessary, Director General and our aviation authorities to work out all the desired connections to passengers it was convenient ", - has specified the Deputy Minister. On Wednesday Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk ordered the head of the Ministry of Infrastructure Andrew Brewer to hold meetings with Moscow in connection with the retaliatory measures of Russia on the punishment of Kiev against the airline, which it considers unfounded. On the first day of the week the Ukrainian authorities have notified airlines of the Russian Federation of entered against them sanctions – had previously stated that Kiev is not fully or completely closed its airspace to flights and cargo transportation for 25 Russian airlines. The Kremlin has called the decision of Kiev close connections with Russia " act of madness ". For its part, 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. The transport Ministry of Russia proposed the initiative to the Russians, wishing to get to Ukraine by air, fly to Kiev through Belarus, Moldova or Turkey. 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.