Ukraine closes airspace to Syria-bound Russian planes

Ukraine has closed its airspace to Syria-bound Russian planes with humanitarian aid, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Thursday, RIA Novosti reports.

Yatsenyuk said during┬áa meeting with┬áhis Slovak counterpart Robert Fico that Ukraine would not let Russian aircraft with┬áhumanitarian supplies to┬áwar-torn Syria use the country’s airspace.

He said that he ordered a Ukrainian state company that services the country’s airtraffic to┬ástrengthen control over┬áany flights of┬áRussian aircraft to┬áSyria.