Ukraine closed airspace for Belarusian planes
Since May 29, the Cabinet of Ministers has banned Belarus aircraft from using the airspace of Ukraine. This decision was approved on May 28, during an extraordinary meeting of the government.
It was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure, UATV informs.
“Restricting flights in the airspace of Belarus and transit flights for Belarusian companies is necessary to ensure the safety of aviation and passengers. Now the team of the Ministry of Infrastructure, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is working out the solutions in order to attract new transit air routes to Ukraine. We count on the support of our international partners”, said the head of the Ministry of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov.
The new restrictions will start working at 00:00 on May 29.
Since midnight of May 26, Ukraine has suspended flights with Belarus.
This decision was caused by the detention in Minsk on Sunday, May 23, of the founder of the opposition Telegram channel NEXTA Roman Protasevich. He was detained at the airport after an emergency landing of a Ryanair passenger plane flying from Athens to Vilnius.