The Cabinet of Ministers made such a decision at its extraordinary meeting on Tuesday, May 25, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal reported on his Telegram channel.
"Ukraine will terminate flights with Belarus from 00:00 on May 26. At its extraordinary meeting, the government has just instructed the Ministry of Infrastructure, the State Aviation Service and UkSATSE [Ukrainian State Air Traffic Services Enterprise] to take the necessary measures," Shmyhal wrote.
According to him, Ukrainian airlines and aircraft will be banned from flying over Belarus. The State Border Guard Service has also been instructed to stop the registration of passengers traveling from or to Belarus at airport customs checkpoints.
"The situation with the forced landing of a Ryanair plane in Minsk is a violation of the Convention on International Civil Aviation. The decision by our government is aimed at ensuring the safety of flights and passengers," Shmyhal said.
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