Ukraine's foreign minister welcomed US and European sanctions on Russia announced on Tuesday and pledged Kiev would not attack cities now controlled by pro-Russian separatists in its drive to re-establish control over its territory.
Dubai's Emirates Airline said its Kiev-bound Flight EK171 returned to Dubai on Thursday due to safety concerns after a Malaysian airliner was brought down over Ukraine, and all flights to Kiev had been suspended, effective immediately.
The International Monetary Fund has agreed a $14-18 billion two-year bailout for Ukraine, a deal to help it recover from months of turmoil that will also unlock further credits making a total of $27 billion.
The agreement, announc
Ukraine's new prime minister Arseny Yatseniuk on Thursday accused the government of ousted President Viktor Yanukovich of stripping state coffers bare and said $37 billion of credit it had received had disappeared.
Dubai's national carrier Emirates has launched a scheduled daily service to Kiev, marking its first route to the Ukraine, its 35th destination in Europe.
Emirates flight EK171 departed yesterday from Dubai International Airpor
Ukraine's government opened a new round of talks with the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday on a $15 billion loan to help it service foreign debt repayments set to peak at about $9 billion this year.
The second visit si
Dubai-based Flydubai, a leading low-cost carrier, has announced it will double its network in Russia to eight points and add additional services in Ukraine.
In Russia, the carrier will launch flights to Mineralnye Vody on 1April 1
Ukraine has resumed exports of maize to Iran, which has been hit by international sanctions, with a shipment of 30,000 tonnes made on March 13, analysts and traders said on Thursday.
A vessel bound for Iran had been loaded in the
Dubai-based low cost airline Flydubai has opened three new routes to cities in Ukraine – Kiev, Kharkiv and Donetsk.
Flights will begin on September 16 from Kiev and Kharkiv, and on September 17 from Donetsk.
“Part of flydubai’
Air Arabia, the leading low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Mena, will offer daily flights to Kiev, Ukraine from its primary hub in Sharjah, from April 1.
Air Arabia currently operates five direct flights per week between Sharjah and Kiev. From