The decision was approved at a government meeting on Wednesday, April 3. The document was presented by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.
Minister Avakov stated that the draft resolution on amending the provisions on the use of airspace of Ukraine is aimed at protecting the state security and preventing possible threats to the national security of Ukraine "by making non-schedule flights from the aggressor state impossible".
"The draft resolution imposes a ban on non-schedule flights and private flights between Ukraine and the aggressor state, except for the flights carried out to ensure missions of international organizations - the UN, the Red Cross and the OSCE," the minister said.
As reported, Ukrainian MP Yurii Boiko met with Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev on March 22 at the Gorki residence outside Moscow. Among other participates of the meeting were also chairman of the Opposition Platform – For Life Party Viktor Medvedchuk and Russia’s Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller.