Ukraine allows Russian aircraft into airspace for first time in four years

  09 August 2019    Read: 1117
  Ukraine allows Russian aircraft into airspace for first time in four years

A Russian aircraft was allowed to enter Ukrainian airspace to circumvent a thunderstorm front for the first time in four years. The State Enterprise of Air Traffic Services of Ukraine (UkSATSE) reports.

It is reported that we are talking about flight S7636 of Globus Airlines from the Italian city of Bari to Moscow. The FlightRadar24 website shows that the Boeing 737-800 changed the route and the aircraft flew over the territory of Ukraine for about half an hour. During the flight, the pilot contacted the Ukrainian side to obtain permission to use the country's airspace to avoid falling into a powerful thunderstorm front.

Recall that Ukraine banned flights of Russian aircraft on October 25, 2015. The airlines Aeroflot, Transaero, Yakutia, and S7, which had previously flown to Crimea, were blacklisted. Russia took retaliatory measures and, in turn, closed the sky for Ukrainian air carriers.


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