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Bulgaria has authorized the implementation of a humanitarian flight to pick up Russian citizens

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On its national holiday, Bulgaria allowed the implementation of a humanitarian flight for the repatriation of Russian citizens to the territory of the Russian Federation. The flight took place on March 3, 2022 on the route Moscow / Sheremetyevo – Sofia – Moscow / Sheremetyevo by the Russian air carrier “Rossiya Airlines”. The requested aircraft type is Boeing 737-800 (B738).

The relevant EC services were informed about the actions taken by the Bulgarian side and about the exceptionally granted operational permission from the General Aviation Administration.

The permit is issued according to item 3 of art. 3d of Council Regulation (EU) 2022/334 of 28.02.2022 amending Council Regulation (EU) № 833/2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilizing the situation in Ukraine.

The flight must be performed under the following conditions:

– The incoming flight on the section Moscow – Sofia should be empty positioning.

– The return repatriation flight must carry on board only citizens and residents of the Russian Federation, without a return flight or connecting flights outside the Russian Federation.

– The flight is not included in the reservation systems and tickets cannot be sold for it.

– All passengers who have been repatriated by flight should be identified by the local consulate.

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