In order to ensure the safety of passengers and
crew members of civil aircraft of the Russian
Federation, the Federal Air Transport Agency
sent a directive to ban the use of airspace
Syrian Arab Republic. Territorial authorities
Rosaviation was instructed to strictly control
execution of the directive until further notice.
The Federal Air Transport Agency believes that
the security of its citizens using the services
of Russian airlines must outweigh commercial
“In this regard, there was a statement about the
alleged threat of infringement of the rights of
passengers in connection with the introduction
of the ban, it is appropriate to recall that, in
2001, during the exercise air defense
anti-aircraft missile over the Black Sea was hit
by a Tu-154 plane of one of the Russian
airlines. So talking about the possible
implications for the safety of civil aircraft in
the duration of the actual combat is not
The U.S. and the world continue to watch as the
events unfold in Syria with allegations of
chemical weapons use and an uptick in bombings.
In the capital, Damascus there is less shelling
and fewer fighter jets flybys and the streets
are relatively calm.
Syria has blamed the rebels, "terrorists" for
trying to overthrow the government and bring
down President Bashar al-Assad. The rebels lay
blame on the government for the bombings in the
capital. It’s frustrating for the Syrians as
they are hopeful for international intervention.
President Obama has indicated that the United
States will wait until it has more information
on the evidence of chemical weapons use.