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Nordic Countries Latest To Join List Of European Nations To Close Airspace For Russian Flights Amid Ukraine Invasion

In retaliation to sanction on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, Moscow has closed its airspace to companies linked or registered in several EU countries. Commercial and transit flights from airlines in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Slovenia are now banned from entering Russian airspace.

Updated: February 27, 2022 7:52 PM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Sanstuti Nath

Nordic Countries Latest To Join List Of European Nations To Close Airspace For Russian Flights Amid Ukraine Invasion
Russian Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot ground-attack planes fly over Red Square (Representative Image/AFP)

Rome: Joining other European countries in ramping up sanctions against Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine, Italy on said Sunday it would close its airspace to Russia flights. “Italy is closing its airspace to Russia,” reported news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) quoting a government spokesman’s statement. Nordic countries including Sweden, Finland, and Denmark said they were also preparing to close their airspace to Russian planes on Sunday, reported news agency Reuters.

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The move came shortly after other European countries such as Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg announced similar measures.

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Here’s a list of Countries that closed airspace to Russian Flights

  1. the United Kingdom
  2. Slovenia
  3. the Czech Republic
  4. Poland
  5. Lithuania
  6. Latvia
  7. Estonia
  8. Romania
  9. Bulgaria
  10. Finland
  11. Belgium
  12. Italy
  13. Germany
  14. Luxembourg
  15. Sweden
  16. Finland
  17. Denmark

Russia Retaliates

Meanwhile, In retaliation to sanction on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, Moscow has closed its airspace to companies linked or registered in several EU countries. Commercial and transit flights from airlines in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Slovenia are now banned from entering Russian airspace.

Map of Ukraine locating areas where explosions, strikes, and fighting have been reported and under Russian control.
Updated as of 0900 GMT (Image/AFP)

On Saturday Russia closed its airspace for planes linked to Bulgaria, Poland, and the Czech Republic – again after a similar decision taken by these countries against Russian companies. Earlier this week Russia’s civil aviation authority, Rosaviatsia, to sanction Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.

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Published Date: February 27, 2022 5:46 PM IST

Updated Date: February 27, 2022 7:52 PM IST