Oct 16, 2020
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The State Duma welcomed the US decision to resume flights over Crimea

The resumption of flights of American airlines over Crimea is a signal to the whole world that Russia reliably ensures the safety of air traffic over the peninsula, said State Duma deputy Ruslan Balbek.

Ukrainian bellicose statements about the dominance of the Ukrainian Air Force over Crimea gave foreign airlines a reason to think about the dangers of using the airspace over Crimea. But any provocations near the peninsula are strictly suppressed, and this convinced everyone that Russia guarantees the safety of flights in its airspace, - reported RIA Novosti Balbek.

He believes that in the six years that have passed since the Malaysian MH-17 disaster, the Americans have become convinced of the effectiveness of the Russian Federation's actions to prevent incidents in the air. In addition, in his opinion, the commercial approach worked: why waste fuel if it can be saved by using the airspace over Crimea.

As wrote, the US Civil Aviation Administration (FAA) has allowed national airlines to operate flights in the flight zone near Simferopol. This has already been posted in the US Federal Register. It is noted that flights are allowed, since the Crimea zone is no longer considered dangerous for civil aviation. Separately, it is stated that the permission to fly does not mean the recognition of Crimea as part of the Russian Federation. The FAA also states that Ukraine "intends to take the necessary measures to reduce the remaining flight safety risks in the flight information area of ​​Simferopol."

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