In response to Ukraine's decision to close airspace for Russian airlines, Russia is closing its airspace for Ukrainian airlines as well. Russia's Ministry for Transport has instructed the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency to inform Ukrainian airlines that they will not be allowed to fly into Russia's air space from October 25.
The move comes as a mirror response to the decision of the Ukrainian administration to close the Ukrainian airspace for Russian airlines from the beginning of winter navigation, namely from October 25th. Ukraine ha made the decision single-handedly, in violation of existing air traffic rules and regulations. In accordance with the decree signed by Ukrainian President Poroshenko, all Russian airlines have been banned completely or partially from entering the air space of Ukraine.
The United States and NATO are conducting provocative activities both in airspace and waters of the Black Sea, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu said