Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, repeated his proposal to upgrade the talks in Istanbul to the level of leaders, the Turkish presidential administration said.
“President Erdogan reiterated his proposal to elevate the Istanbul process, an important stage for negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, to the level of leaders,” the Turkish presidential administration said on Twitter on Tuesday.
Emphasizing the importance of ensuring the ceasefire, the effective operation of humanitarian corridors and the safe conduct of the evacuation, Erdogan said that Turkey will continue to make every effort to end the current state of affairs, which is detrimental to everyone, and establish a lasting peace.
“President Erdogan noted that the continuation of the positive momentum achieved in the Istanbul talks to pave the way for peace will benefit everyone,” the message says.
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) will resume its flight Odesa – Istanbul (Turkey) – Odesa from March 29, 2021, the press service of the air carrier has reported.
In addition, UIA is also increasing the frequency of flights Kyiv – Istanbul – Kyiv to 21 flights a week.
The airline said that flights from Kyiv to Istanbul and back will be operated daily three times a day, and in some periods – four times a day.
Return flights on the Odesa – Istanbul – Odesa route will be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Direct flights from Kyiv and Odesa to Istanbul are also operated by Turkish airlines and Ukraine’s SkyUp Airlines.
The Ukrainian airline SkyUp Airlines (Kyiv) will launch flights between Kyiv and Istanbul, Turkey, from September 25.
The company’s press service said on Thursday evening that Kyiv-Istanbul-Kyiv flights will be carried out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
One-way ticket without luggage will cost UAH 1,600.
According to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, the following documents are required for trips to Turkey: foreign passport or Ukrainian ID card, medical insurance certificate that covers the cost of coronavirus (COVID-19) treatment in the territory of Turkey.
In addition, medical examination for COVID-19 will be carried out at the checkpoints. If the symptoms of the disease are detected, free PCR testing will be carried out.
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv has met with his colleague from Turkey Ruhsar Pekcan in Istanbul, where they discussed issues of enhancing trade and economic cooperation between the two countries. “Within the framework of Petro Poroshenko’s visit to Turkey, I’ve met with my Turkish counterpart, the Minister of Trade for Turkey. We are talking about strengthening trade and economic cooperation between Ukraine and Turkey, especially when bilateral trade volumes are constantly growing,” Kubiv wrote on his Facebook page.
“There are also good prospects for cooperation in the digital economy, industry, energy, IT, aviation and many other spheres,” the Ukrainian official added.
Atlasjet Ukraine (the AtlasGlobal brand) will begin flights from Odesa International Airport on the route Istanbul-Odesa-Istanbul from November 1, the airport press service has reported.
Such a decision is dictated by operational reasons, the company told Interfax-Ukraine.
“The company continues to work, but in the summer season it will carry out only the charter program,” the source added.
At the first stage, flights will be operated four times a week on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. The journey takes one hour and 40 minutes.
All flights will be operated by Airbus 320 aircraft with eight business class seats and 156 economy class seats.
As reported, on April 24 Atlasjet Ukraine suspended the scheduled flights to Istanbul from Ukrainian cities.
Atlasjet Ukraine was registered in Ukraine on September 13, 2013, and on April 2, 2014 it received a license from the State Aviation Service of Ukraine to carry out regular passenger flights.
The company carried out regular flights, in particular, from Lviv, Kharkiv and Zaporizhia to Istanbul from September 2015. It uses the AtlasGlobal trademark for provision of services in Ukraine.