The termination of flights between Russia And Ukraine is absurd, And Moscow holds out hope that common sense will prevail, said the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
"We have many times stressed that the Termination of flights between Russia And Ukraine – it is complete nonsense, which, in reality, is contrary to the interests of the airlines And, most importantly, the citizens of Russia And Ukrainians. And of course, We hope nevertheless that common sense will prevail ", – said Sands, RIA " Novosti ".
Before that, press Secretary of the Ministry of infrastructure And transport of Ukraine Irina Kustovskyj said that 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. First on Thursday the head of Ministry of transport Maxim Sokolov has not ruled out the possibility of resuming flights between Russia And Ukraine. Remember, October 12, 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 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 give up the flights in the Crimea And paid 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.