12:09 GMT24 June 2021
Listen Live
    Get short URL
    0 142

    On Tuesday, Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry confirmed that it had banned Russian military transport planes, carrying supplies to Syria, from entering the country's airspace until September 24, citing concerns over "the purpose of the flights and the cargo."

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Moscow will consider alternative routes for the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.

    "If I'm not mistaken, the [Russian] Foreign Ministry noted today that there are alternative routes for the delivery of humanitarian aid, which will be explored, considered and used by the Russian side," Peskov told reporters.

    Bulgaria's decision to deny its airspace to Russian aid flights to Syria comes after a similar request was allegedly made by the United States to Greece. A diplomatic source in Athens told RIA Novosti last week that Washington had asked Greece to prohibit Russian aircraft from using its airspace for aid deliveries to Syria, however, Athens refused to do so.

    According to media reports, Moscow could reroute its aid deliveries to Syria through Iran.


    Bulgaria Denies Airspace to Russian Aid Flights to Syria
    Athens Says Russia No Longer Needs Greek Airspace for Aid Flights to Syria
    US Requests Greece Close Airspace for Russian Aid Flights to Syria
    airspace, humanitarian aid, Dmitry Peskov, Syria, Bulgaria, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion