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Ukraine, Lithuania clear up skies for flights

Ukraine and Lithuania have removed all mutual restrictions on the number of airlines and flights between the two countries, as well as the departure/arrival points, according to the press service of the State Aviation Service of Ukraine.

Ukraine hopes to complete Open Skies talks with the EU by the end of the summer / Photo from UNIAN
Ukraine hopes to complete Open Skies talks with the EU by the end of the summer / Photo from UNIAN

"Currently, there are no restrictions between Ukraine and the Republic of Lithuania on the number of designated carriers, points of departure/arrival and flights," the press service said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the State Aviation Service said early in June that air traffic between Europe and Ukraine was extended to three directions in the Czech Republic and Lithuania. In particular, Kaunas and Palanga were added to the list of the arrival/departure points in Lithuania.

Ukraine makes another step toward air travel liberalization with EUIn addition, early in April this year, Ukraine and Poland removed mutual restrictions on flights between the two countries, and at the end of March, Italy lifted its limit on the number of flights with Ukraine.

According to the government's action program for 2016, Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers plans to sign by the end of the year an agreement on a common aviation space, or the so-called Open Skies Treaty, between Ukraine and the European Union. In May 2015, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko issued a decree authorizing Minister of Infrastructure Andriy Pyvovarsky to sign an agreement between Ukraine and the European Union and its member States on the treaty.

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