Home > News > World
Saturday August 30, 2014 MYT 1:35:02 AM
Saturday August 30, 2014 MYT 1:36:07 AM
WARSAW (Reuters) - The plane carrying Russia's defence minister, Sergei Shoigu, changed its status back to civilian and was permitted to fly over Poland, Poland's Ministry of Defence said.
"The flight has now been submitted to the authorities as civilian," said Piotr Walatek, spokesman for the ministry's Armed Forces Operations Command.
"Civilian flights are taking place on a regular basis and it now has the permission to enter Poland's airspace."
Poland's state air navigation services agency PAZP earlier declined permission because the plane had changed its status to military from civil for unknown reasons.
(Reporting by Wiktor Szary; Editing by Alison Williams)
Militants could have drawn Lebanon into civil war - army chief
Egypt closes schools in Sinai towns as area inches towards open war
Third Dutch chicken farm hit by bird flu
WHO declares end of separate Ebola outbreak in Congo
Israel rejects EU states' appeal over razing militant homes
Britain says 'long way to go' for Iran nuclear deal
Myanmar says plight of Rohingya minority a media fabrication
Calorie restriction could slow ageing and preserve memory
Rights groups release anti-surveillance software
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)