Continued: Rogozin threatened to respond “reptiles”-Romania for refusing to let his plane
The Romanian authorities explained their decision not to pass through their airspace the aircraft of S7 airlines, which flew the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. On Friday, July 28, said the carrier representatives, reports TASS.
“The regular flight S7-157 on the route Moscow — Chisinau was denied entry into the airspace of Romania service of air traffic under the pretext of being on Board a “sanctioned person”. (…) The crew decided to land at the airport of Minsk”, — said the airline.
According to Rogozin, the decision to fly a scheduled flight was taken after a few years ago, the Romanian authorities tried to force to Board the Charter flight, which was flying Deputy Prime Minister, RIA Novosti reported. “In later times we happily used the services of this airlines [S7], never had any problems”, — he said. Rogozin added that earlier Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania did not obstruct the crossing its airspace.
The Vice-Premier said that the pilots were in contact with Budapest, requesting permission for landing in transit due to the fact that the fuel on Board is limited. “Hungary also refused and in transit through their space, and landing in Budapest”, — he stressed.
In this regard, it was decided to land at the alternate aerodrome Minsk and from there to solve the issue of sending the passengers of the plane to Chisinau. Rogozin also noted that, while on Board, he contacted the Russian foreign Ministry and Federal air transport Agency. “All findings will be done,” he promised.
Earlier that same day it became known that the Romanian authorities did not allow Russian aircraft with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin on Board to fly through its airspace in Moldova. Rogozin headed to Chisinau for talks with Moldovan President Igor Dodon.