Russian Parliamentarian Speaks Out In Favour Of Joint Control Over Russian And Ukrainian Air Space

Mikhail Margelov, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council (upper house of parliament) international committee has spoken out in favour of restoring the system of joint air space control by the Russian and Ukrainian air force in his interview with RIA Novosti. Should a state commission confirm the fact that the Tu-154 airliner was shot down by a Ukrainian missile, this system would help prevent such accidents in the future, he stressed. The joint control of the Russian and Ukrainian air space was given up after the USSR collapse.