China orders its aircraft to avoid eastern Ukraine-Xinhua

BEIJING, July 18 Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:45pm EDT

BEIJING, July 18 (Reuters) - China's civil aviation authorities on Friday ordered Chinese aircraft flying over Ukraine to avoid the country's eastern airspace, state news agency Xinhua reported, following the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight there. (Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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