Ukraine Says Flights Are Safe Despite Heightened Tensions

Ukraine Says Flights Are Safe Despite Heightened Tensions

Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov declared today that the situation in the country’s airspace is under control and flights are safe despite increased military tensions, after some airlines canceled certain routes. “Despite all the information attacks, Ukraine’s airspace remains open. Today the situation in Ukraine’s airspace is stable and under control.

Flight safety is fully guaranteed,” Kubrakov said in a statement. a press appearance. He added that the only exception is the airspace over the Black Sea, where “illegal (naval) exercises of the Russian Federation take place.” These restrictions, the minister stressed, ” the Austrian Austrian Airlines, the Swiss Swiss, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings reported that their airlines cancel regular flights to Kiev and Odessa until the end of February. 

They maintain regular flights to Lviv (Lviv), a city in western Ukraine. Also on Monday, the French airline Air France announced the suspension of the two flights it had planned for this Tuesday to and from Kiev “as a precaution.” According to Kubrakov, the cancellation of the flights has to do with the information about the aggravation of the situation, but “not with real changes in flight safety.” “Today about ten airlines have made changes to their plans… Some have canceled flights for a period, such as the Lufthansa group,” Kiev Boryspil International Airport director Oleksy Dubrebsky said. quoted by the Urkinform agency. 

He added that along with flight cancellations, the airport almost immediately receives requests for other flights for other dates. “I think the situation is becoming politicized. The skies over Ukraine are not closed and we are in a position to provide a high level of security for flights and passengers,” Dubrevsky stressed. 

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