Moscow bans Ukrainian airlines in new sanctions spat

27/09/2015
Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov

Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov

Moscow has pledged to ban two Ukrainian airlines from flying to or over Russia after Kiev placed a similar bar on most of Russia’s carrierslast week. “Naturally, the Russian aviation authorities will take [retaliatory]measures,” Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said. “We today have not yet received an official explanation or a formal prohibition from Ukraine, but once we get them, we will introduce [our own].”

Source: Rosbalt