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Kiev: Closing the airspace is a sovereign right of Ukraine, and no decision has been taken in this regard


Tonight’s news – February 13, 2022. 23:35

Washington: Russian invasion may happen before or after the Olympics

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said Sunday that it is not possible to determine the day on which it will invade Russia Ukraine, adding that the Russian invasion may happen before or after the Olympics, and at the same time stressed that the United States will not give Russia an opportunity to launch a “sudden” attack on Ukraine. For his part, the German president blamed Russia for the danger of “war” in Europe.

In a related context, the Ukrainian government pledged on Sunday to keep its airspace open despite the threat of a Russian invasion, according to the Infrastructure Ministry.

“The airspace over Ukraine remains open, while the authorities are working to ward off risks for airlines,” the ministry said in a statement posted on its Facebook page, stressing that “closing the airspace is Ukraine’s sovereign right, and no decision has been taken in this regard.”

The Dutch company, KLM, announced Saturday the suspension of all its flights in Ukrainian airspace until further notice, in the face of the increased risks.

forced airplane A subsidiary of the Ukrainian “SkyUp” company operates flights between the archipelago of Madeira in Portugal and Kiev, to land Saturday in Chisinau in Moldova, after the owner of the plane prevented it from entering Ukrainian airspace.

“The closure of the airspace is Ukraine’s sovereign right, and no decision has been taken in this regard,” the ministry added after a meeting in which officials from the presidency, airports and Ukrainian airlines participated.

The ministry confirmed that most companies are following up on their activities, noting that 29 international airlines are currently operating flights from 34 countries.

But she acknowledged that the problem could come from insurance companies.

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