The notifications concerning sanctions imposed against Russian airlines have already been sent, as state the media center of Ukrainian State Aviation Service. Russian services, and Ministry of Transport in particular, give no comments on the situation.
September 25, Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers has banned flights of Russian airlines in Ukraine, in particular, "Aeroflot" and "Transaero". In this regard, Russian airlines will not be able to make flights to Ukraine from October 25. Recalling, Kremlin called this decision a madness.
Russian Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov said that Moscow would retaliate if Ukraine closes airspace to Russian companies. Subsequently, he added that Ukrainian airlines falled into the Russian sanctions list, as soon as Russia received an official explanation of the position of Kyiv.
September 22, a decree of President Poroshenko on the imposing of sanctions against the Russian Federation entered into force. These restrictive measures embrace more than 400 individuals and 90 entities of Russia and other countries involved in the annexation of Crimea and aggression in Donbas.