Georgia considers permitting flights between Sukhumi and Moscow violation of international aviation convention
Georgia, Tbilisi, May 29 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
Georgia considers giving permits by Russia for flights between Sukhumi and Moscow violation of international aviation convention.
According to Georgia's United Transport Authority head Giorgi Chichinadze, Sukhumi airport has not been assigned a code that defines its international location, which is a result of steps taken by administration and cooperation with the International Civil Aviation Organization.
"ICAO has repeatedly recognized Georgia's territorial integrity and its airspace. According to the information, the Russian authorities intend to carry out flights with the Sukhumi airport with passenger aircrafts of Russia's armed forces from the Moscow Oblast," Chichinadze said.
He said both Georgia and the ICAO will assess Russia's such permission to fly as a gross violation of international aviation convention, as well as UN resolutions and international laws.