MINSK, 1 December (BelTA) – The Belarusian airline Belavia will start performing regular flights to the Crimea, if necessary, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said in an interview with Dmitry Kiselyov, Director General of the Russian state news agency MIA Rossiya Segodnya, BelTA has learned.
The head of state was asked when Belavia would start flying to the Crimea. "Aren't we flying to the Crimea? To be honest, I did not even know that," the president responded.
"Should we need to transport our people (Belarus has its own health resort there), we will do it. Our hands are freed," Aleksandr Lukashenko added.
Dmitry Kiselyov said that he meant regular flights.
"Absolutely. That's what I'm talking about. We will start flying when we need to. Unfortunately, it will be not via Ukraine. And the route will be twice or 1.5 times longer," the president said.