The Ministry of transport of Russia has received the Notification of the state aviation administration of Ukraine about a complete stop of the air messages between Ukraine and Russia on October 25.
"Notification received ", - has declared the official representative of the Russian authorities, quoted by RIA " Novosti ". Before it was announced that the state aviation service of Ukraine adopted the opinion on a complete stop of the air messages between Ukraine and Russia from 25 October 2015. It was stated that Ukraine has notified its decision of the Russian Federation on 9 October.
October 2, the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in Paris at the meeting in the "Normandy format" has expressed readiness to discuss with Moscow the crisis in the field of air service. On 30 September Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk ordered to discuss the Russian retaliatory measures against the airlines of Ukraine. At the same time he considers baseless retaliatory measures from Russia, which also banned Ukrainian companies the use of its airspace. 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.