We’ll fly flights again, whenever Ukraine air-space will open: Scindia

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Bhopal: Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Thursday that an Air India flight, which took off from Delhi to bring back Indian nationals from Ukraine, has returned in mid-air after “things escalate”, adding that , flights from India to Ukraine will fly once again. The airspace of the country concerned opens up.

Scindia said, “Earlier flights used to fly to Ukraine. Today also there were flights to Ukraine, but after 3 hours when things started moving, those flights came back. Whenever the airspace will open, we will fly again.” ”

“We have been told that the airspace is complete as notice to the airmen (NOTAM) has been issued,” he said.

The Union Minister assured that the Government of India is committed to the safety of Indians in Ukraine.

“I discussed the issue of Indians in Ukraine with External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar. We are monitoring the entire situation,” he said.

Air India informed, “Air India flight AI-1947 is coming back to Delhi due to NOTAM in Kiev, Ukraine.”

Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), is a notice filed with an aviation authority to alert pilots of aircraft to potential hazards along a flight path or at a location affecting flight.

Earlier today, Russian President Vladimir Putin said special military operations were being launched in the Donbass region “to protect” the people. He also warned other countries that any attempt to interfere with Russian action would have “consequences”.

Leaders of several countries, including the UK, US, Canada and the European Union, have condemned Russia’s military operations in the Donbass region. (ANI)

First published:February 24, 2022, 7:46 pm

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