MOSCOW Aug 7 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry
Medvedev said on Thursday that Moscow was considering banning
transit flights by airlines from the European Union and the
United States to the Asia-Pacific region.
Medvedev said a final decision on whether to ban the flights
by EU and U.S. airlines had not been taken but said Russia had
decided to ban transit flights for Ukrainian airlines via its
Low-cost Russian airline Dobrolyot stopped flying recently
after being sanctioned by the European Union.
(Reporting by Maria Kiselyova and Katya Golubkova; Editing by