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Ukraine to ban flights by Russian, Syrian airlines that serve Crimea


Ukraine will ban flights over its territory by 13 Russian regional air carriers and Syrian Cham Wings Airlines for three years, the government said on Wednesday, citing flights by them into and out of Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, Reuters reports.
A draft resolution approved by the cabinet prohibits “the transit of resources, flights and transportation” by the 14 airlines. It must be approved by Ukraine’s council of national security, led by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to become effective.
“Air carriers of the Russian Federation systematically violate the procedure for using the airspace of Ukraine,” the government said in a …read more

Source:: Middle East Monitor

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