Ukraine’s State Aviation Service has fulfilled all the necessary procedures for involving notification of Russian airlines about the sanctions imposed on them by Ukraine.

The press service of the State Aviation Service told the Interfax Ukraine news agency that the relevant letters of notification have been sent to all the Russian airlines affected by the sanctions.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, the Cabinet of Ministers decided on 25 September to ban Russian airlines, including the Aeroflot and Transaero airlines, from flying to Ukraine.

The State Aviation Service said at the time that the Russian airlines on the Ukrainian sanctions list would be banned from flying to Ukraine from 25 October, the beginning of the winter flying season.

"The State Aviation Service has begun informing the Russian airlines on the sanctions list that they will not be granted permission to perform flights to Ukrainian cities from the beginning of the 2015/2016 winter flying season," the press service said.

on 16 September, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a decree introducing the National Security and Defense Council’s decision of 2 September 2015 "On Imposition of Personal, Special, Economic, and other Restrictive Measures (Sanctions),” which affect a number of Russian airlines, including Aeroflot, the country’s largest airline.

Aeroflot faces "restrictions, partial or complete termination of transit of resources, flights, and transportation through the territory of Ukraine."

Similar sanctions were imposed on Russia’s state airline companies 224 Aircraft Division," VІM-AVIA, Gazprom Avia, Donavia, Kogalymavia, Orenburg Airlines, Polyot, Red Wings, Rossiya, RusJet, RusLine, Siberia, Transaero, Ural Airlines, Yakutiya, Yamal, and others.