Ukrainian authorities dismiss criticism over Russian flights

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Rudo wrote:

How does it compare to hordes of Russian nationalists robbing a country of it’s territory?

Mar 26, 2014 3:58am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BiteRight wrote:

Putin’s fear of threat to ethnic Russians in Ukraine before annexing Crimea was not existent. But now the fiction becomes a reality, so what next ? Annex Kiev too ?

Mar 26, 2014 4:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
HachiNoShimai wrote:

Now Russia is whining about Ukraine? The pilots can rest on the aircraft. Ukraine is not risking any lives. Russia is risking lives if the pilots fly the aircraft without adequate rest. It is always their prerogative not to fly.

Mar 26, 2014 4:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
WestFlorida wrote:

It would be better to cut off airline service completely, or at least suspend it for a while. Stricter visa regulations also would help avoid further penetration by plainclothes Russian security officers.

Mar 26, 2014 7:24am EDT  --  Report as abuse
yurakm wrote:

Unfortunately, it would hurt Ukraine more than Russia.

Millions of Ukrainians work in Russia, most of them semi-legally: Ukrainians can live in Russia up to 90 days without visa, so the people are spending one week in 3 months back home. How would they do it without operational transportation?

Ukrainian business also depends on Russian market. 40% of Ukrainian exports goes to Russia.

Mar 26, 2014 8:03am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Scott61132000 wrote:

How about this? Ukraine confiscates Aeroflot airliners and holds their crews hostage. Russia returns the 51 navy ships it stole from Ukraine. Fair?

Mar 26, 2014 9:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Vitex wrote:

“How does it compare to hordes of Russian nationalists robbing a country of it’s territory?”

It doesn’t.
Russia has always had its own “comparison”:

“my is mine and yours is also mine”.

Mar 26, 2014 9:47am EDT  --  Report as abuse
smartnic wrote:

Shouldn’t there be Americans dying in Ukraine by now? Is there an international squabble too insignificant to merit U.S. military intervention? And it always works out just great for all involved.

Mar 26, 2014 10:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
indiavoice wrote:

Russia gifted a land named Crimea to Ukraine when Ukraine was in Russian Federation. But when Ukraine is not a part of the Russian Federation Ukraine should have returned the land to Russia. The fault is with Ukraine and not with Russia. It is as simple as that. It is not understandable why USA and the West are raising hue and cry most unnecessarily.

Mar 26, 2014 11:51am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Ci_Devant wrote:

need to understand russia. russia suffered a lot from europe’s maddness. when france lost it with napoleon – russia had to see his 500,000 man army march all the way to moscow. when germany lost it with hitler, 15 million russians were murdered by the germans. hence russia is not impressed with “the free world” west europe, which means mainly freedom for the west and lots of blood and tears for the rest.

Mar 26, 2014 11:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Ukraine’s Arseniy Yatsenyuk, should remind Putin of that old Russian Saying, “Tufsky $hit$ky…”

Mar 26, 2014 4:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Alex1978 wrote:

Used to be a cabin crew, if you are in black list, like this pilot was you can be refused entry in any country if the airport security is doing their jobs….by the way if the crew need rest, i would say that aeroflot is putting in danger the civil flight as they were not supposed to fly if they are out of hours

Mar 26, 2014 5:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Popsiq wrote:

This is about a failure to maintain an international convention. If I were Putin I’d stop all Aeroflot flights to Ukraine. This is picayune like tampering with the eletricity and water supplies to Crimea. They keep that up, Putin can shut off their gas. I don’t understand why he doesn’t they can’t pay the bill now and won’t when the EU gives them the loan.

Mar 27, 2014 5:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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