In retaliation for Western sanctions, Russia has prohibited aircraft from 36 nations from using its airspace.
The Russian government has said that it will suspend flights from countries such as Germany, Spain, Italy, and Canada.
Russia has already banned UK airlines from flying to and throughout the area, following the UK’s ban on national carrier Aeroflot landing in the country.
Europe closed the airspace to Russian-owned or controlled flights on Sunday.
This ruling implies that all flights, even oligarchs’ private jets, would be now denied landing, taking off, or flying over any EU country.
“A restraint has been imposed on flights for airlines of 36 countries pursuant to international law as a retaliatory measure for the ban imposed by European states on flights of commercial airliners operated by Russian airlines and/or registered in Russia”, said the Russian aviation regulator, Rosaviatsia, on Monday.
The following countries are barred from using Russia’s airspace:
- British Virgin Islands,
- Czech Republic
- Denmark (including Greenland, the Faroe Islands)
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