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    Russia Suspends Air Travel With Tajikistan Starting December 22

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    The Russian Transport Ministry announced on Wednesday the suspension of air travel with Tajikistan starting December 22.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The announcement comes as the Tajik aviation authorities have refused to grant a permit to the Yamal air carrier to conduct flights from the Zhukovsky airport in the Moscow region to Tajik capital, Dushanbe, and the city of Khujand in northern Tajikistan this winter.

    Russia believes the move violates commitments under previous bilateral agreements.

    "The air travel between Russia and Tajikistan will be suspended starting midnight on December 22," the ministry's press service said in a statement.


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