Ukrainian airlines stop to use Russian air space for transit flights to in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey
Moscow, Russia: Ukrainian airlines ban to use Russian air space for transit flights to in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey. Russia is also considering to ban transit flights for European and American airlines flying to the Asia-Pacific region.
“Russia has stopped transit Ukrainian airlines flights through the airspace of the Russian Federation in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey,” – he said Thursday at a government meeting”, said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev here on Thursday by using Federal Law of “On Special Economic Measures” to deal with US and EU sanctions over Russia. This step has been taken under Federal Law. Medvedev also said government was weighing restrictions on transit flights for European and American airlines flying to the Asia-Pacific region, and that Russia would ban Ukrainian airlines from its airspace.
Federal Law “On special economic measures” was adopted by the State Duma, the Federation Council and was approved and signed by the President of Russia in December 2006. The law aims to create a legal framework for the use of temporary special economic measures in the event of an international emergency situation requiring immediate response to an internationally wrongful act or hostile act of a foreign state that threaten the interests and security of the Russian Federation.