The Ukrainian government has agreed to compensate for spending to return to Kyiv, the Belarusian aircraft, said General Director of airline "Belavia" Anatoly Gusarov.
Answering the question whether Ukraine to compensation, He said: "Yes." Gusarov said that now the only question is the amount of compensation, explaining that " a small amount ", reports news Agency. He Also said that Belavia is working with the aviation authorities of Ukraine "to Resolve cost recovery and understanding of what happened" After the incident, when the Ukrainian air traffic controller forced the liner of the Belarusian airline to return to Kyiv threatened to raise in the air fighters." We work with our colleagues from Ukraine in order to Resolve cost recovery and understanding of what happened. I think that in the near future this question will be closed "? Gusarov said at a press conference on Wednesday in Minsk, reports RIA " Novosti ". However, He confirmed the position of Belarus on the illegality of the actions of the Ukrainian Manager." We still believe that the incident does Not fit into the framework of international aviation law? Our colleagues in Ukraine differently understand the situation ", - the said head of the organization. While Gusarov Sure that "Belavia" will continue to fly to Ukraine." I am sure that We will work to continue because We haven't violated anything ", ? He said. Anyway He said that the Ukrainian air transportation market is Not only profitable for " Belavia "." Today the Ukrainian market is very interesting for us, but it is Not this means that He is the only one where We make money ", Greg said Gusarov. For his part, the Director of the division of aviation of the Ministry of transport and communications of Belarus Vladimir Kostin said that the Belarusian aviation authorities expect the Ukrainian side apologize for the incident with " Belavia "." We still hope to get an apology for the action to return aircraft", Greg said Gusarov. He said that the actions of the Ukrainian authorities in this situation are in conflict with world practice." Simply return the plane and thus to threaten, but they are Not world practice. " ? drew attention Costin. The Director of the division considers that the return to Kiev of one passenger is Not no doubt had to deploy the aircraft. Kostin Also said that the Belarusian crew of the plane found himself in a stressful situation." Not so easy to turn the plane around. It is necessary to rebuild a computer, do a lot of things ", where He explained.
On Tuesday in the newspaper of the presidential administration of Belarus "Belarus Today" has published decoding of negotiations of crew of the aircraft of "Belavia" with the Ukrainian dispatcher. On 21 October, Ukrainian dispatchers forced the passenger aircraft of the Belarusian airline "Belavia" to return to the airport of Kiev threatened to raise the fighters at the request of the SBU. After boarding the aircraft by the police of Ukraine was removed one passenger who is a citizen of Armenia. Then the passenger was released and flew to 19. 00 flight B2-830 airlines Belavia to Minsk. It was later announced that this passenger was Armen Martirosyan, the famous antimaydanovets. Returning flight B2-840 After refueling at 16. 37 flew to Minsk and successfully landed in the National airport Minsk at 17. 33 local time. SBU said he resorted to forced return of the aircraft in connection with the receipt of information about a possible threat to state security in the salon. Minsk has expressed protest to Ukraine in connection with the incident." Belavia ", for its part, told about the presence of records with threats of Kiev to raise the fighters. October 27, the press Secretary of the foreign Ministry of Belarus Dmitry Mironchik said that Ukraine until now is Not countered on a note to the foreign Ministry of Belarus in connection with the incident with the plane "Belavia" on October 21. On the same day Minsk confirmed the fact of the danger of Kiev scramble the jets to intercept the aircraft " Belavia ". Similarly, in the Belarusian foreign Ministry did Not rule out additional actions of the Belarusian side until the publication of transcripts of negotiations of crew with the dispatcher in case of further lack of response from Ukraine.