Russian Foreign Ministry: West seeks to disrupt air traffic between Russia and Turkey

Yury Plibson, director of the Fourth European Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, confirmed that Western countries seek to disrupt civil aviation communication between Russia and Turkey by imposing sanctions against Russia.

“We must take into account that Western sanctions, among other things, are aimed at disrupting the movement of civil aviation between Russia and Ankara,” he said.

“The administrations of both countries are doing everything possible so that tourists traveling to Turkey do not face any inconvenience or problems,” he added, stressing that “tourism is one of the most important areas of cooperation between the two countries.”

“On the whole, we are satisfied with Ankara’s promises to create all conditions for a full and safe holiday for Russians in Turkey, to keep the issue under priority control,” he continued.

For his part, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said that “Russia and Turkey have agreed to start accepting the (MIR) card in Turkish hotels and increase its use at ATMs.”

Source: RT+ TASS

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