The state aviation service of Ukraine received a letter from the Federal air transport Agency with the initiative to hold negotiations on restoring air links between the countries set out by the Russian side position is not acceptable for Ukraine, said press Secretary of the Ministry of infrastructure and transport of Ukraine Irina Kustovskyj.
"We can assure you that the Ministry of transport received a letter from the Federal air transport Agency today, in which the Federal air transport Agency stated its position, which is unacceptable for Ukraine ", - has told Kustovskyj RIA " Novosti ".
"We still insist that for the start of negotiations the Russian side should stop flying in restricted areas, I.e. In the Crimea and to pay a fine (for flights of Russian airlines over the territory where Kiev closed the aviation area) ", – Kustovskyj said. First on Thursday the head of Ministry of transport Maxim Sokolov has not ruled out the possibility of resuming flights between Russia and Ukraine. Yesterday Sokolov said that the dialogue on air transport between Russia and Ukraine will resume as soon as Kiev-determined by their desire to continue it. On the first day of the week, Sokolov said that the Ministry of transport of Russia at negotiations with Ukraine on air transport will be profitable for the passengers and economic interests of the airlines. Remember, October 12, the Ministry of transport rassipautsya the notice of the State aviation administration of Ukraine about a complete stop of the air messages between Ukraine and Russia. On 25 October the ban came into force. October 23, Moscow made a proposal to Kiev to cancel the limits on direct air mail and in transit for Russian and Ukrainian airlines. Ukraine, with its own hand, made the proposal to consider removing mutual restrictions on transit flights. Ukrainian Minister of infrastructure Andriy Pivovarsky has said that the Russian airlines that fly to Crimea, will not be able to fly in cities of Ukraine and " will have this opportunity only if you refuse to fly to the Crimea and will pay a fine ". In Crimea on March 16 of last year held a referendum on the status of autonomy, more 96% of participants who were in favor of joining region in Russia. 21 March 2014 the President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of the Crimea and Sevastopol a part of Russia, and also the decree about formation of the Crimean Federal district.