Ukraine bans Aeroflot, other Russian airlines from flying to Ukraine: PM

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Posted: Sep 25, 2015 8:05 AM

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine is banning Russian airlines, including Aeroflot, from flying to Ukraine, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Friday.

"In accordance with a decision by the Security Council, the government of Ukraine is adopting a decision to ban flights by Russian companies, primarily Aeroflot and Transaero, to Ukraine," a statement on the government's website quoted him as saying.

"Russian planes with the Russian tricolor have no business in Ukrainian airports," Yatseniuk said.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing By Richard Balmforth; Editing by Alessandra Prentice)