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The Embassy of the Russian Federation explained the presence of Chinese citizens on the flight for export from China

Chinese citizens were on the flight Shanghai - Moscow airline "Aeroflot", which took out the Russian citizens, because it was negotiated by the Chinese authorities as combined, and not export, but Russian citizens were flying in the export segment, told RIA Novosti press attache of the Russian Embassy in China Georgy Egorov.

AFL209 flight on the route Shanghai-Moscow-Novosibirsk-Ufa was made on 4 July airline "Aeroflot". According to the Consulate General of Russia in Shanghai, the flight was 119 commercial passengers among the foreign citizens, who went by transit via Moscow to destinations outside of the Russian Federation. Earlier, the passengers of flight expressed in a social media misunderstanding, why export the flight were Chinese citizens. In addition, in social networks there are lots of reports that the airline refused to take on Board Pets, as some passengers are unable to fly.

"The conduct of this flight, it was agreed at the combined scheme. And "Aeroflot" and the Chinese authorities had the right to put him to the Russian and Chinese citizens. He was not fully export flight. Despite the fact that the services he was listed as export, it was carried out jointly by agreement with the Chinese authorities as a combined" - said Egorov.

He explained that the Board were transit passengers, Chinese nationals who flew on the Russian Federation, and Russian citizens, who have not had the opportunity to return to Russia in connection with the spread of coronavirus infection. All on Board took off 373 passenger, 254 of them Russians, including a Moscow – 155 people, in Novosibirsk – 47 people in Ufa – 52.

"That is 254 Russian citizen left the territory of the PRC that flight within the export segment. Our citizens were in a mode of export of the flight, so he was listed in the list of public services, but the flight was combined. The Chinese side has agreed on the terms of combined flight. It was agreed therefore that the part of Chinese citizens, too, could fly. Export the whole flight considered impossible," - said Egorov.

About how was formed the final lists were distributed quotas among Russian and Chinese citizens, the question of the access of animals on a flight, representative of the diplomatic mission recommended to address for comments in the "Aeroflot", as these issues are in the competence of the airline, not the Embassy.

To date, all of China has implemented export seven flights, including the latest from Shanghai, where he had about 1000 Russians.

Russia on the background of the pandemic coronavirus as of March 27, stopped regular and Charter flights with other countries. With the exception of export routes, as well as the cargo, postal, health and humanitarian flights, stretches of empty planes to maintenance, transit flights with a landing to refuel (crew change) on the territory of the country and the flights carried out by separate decisions of the government of the Russian Federation.

From 31 March, Russia has reduced the number of export runs as well as set limits on the number of arriving passengers. After that, the arrival of the Russians from the foreign States in Moscow was carried out only through Sheremetyevo airport, no more than 500 people a day, or to airports in other regions of Russia - no more than 200 people a day.