Russian Minister of Transportation Maxim Sokolov said that he did not consider the regulation to ban all liquids  - including those in containers that hold less than 100 ml - in carry-on luggage to be discriminating and that he would sign a relevant resolution on Thursday.

"This is not a discriminating regulation. This is a regulation for increased security demands for all passengers," Sokolov told reporters on Thursday.

The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) has already given the relevant recommendation - to not allow individuals with liquids below 100 ml on board in their carry-on luggage - to all carriers, the minister said.

"The relevant resolution of the Ministry of Transportation will be signed today as well. This measure will apply until relevant threats decrease," Sokolov said.

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