EU Shuts Down The EU Airspace To Russia

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In view of the situation in the region, Air France has halted flights to Russia.

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Portugal has restricted its airspace to Russian aircraft as reported by CNN.

Portugal closes airspace

Portugal has closed its airspace to Russian airlines in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

The Portuguese Ministry for Foreign Affairs announced the closure in a tweet on Sunday, saying it was being taken “in conjunction with our European partners and in response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.”

The country will also equip Ukraine with “military equipment such as waistcoats, helmets, night vision goggles, grenades, various ammunition, portable radios and G3 automatic rifles,” the ministry tweeted.

Portugal joins a slew of European nations who have announced closing their airspaces to Russia, including Germany, Italy, France and Spain.

🇵🇹🇺🇦Portugal decided to close its airspace to Russian airlines. We take this step in conjunction with our European partners and in response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.

— N Estrangeiros PT (@nestrangeiro_pt) February 27, 2022

Flights suspended to Russia

Air France suspends flights to Russia in light of the situation in the region 

French national carrier, Air France has suspended its services to Russia in “light of the situation in the region.”

“Taking account of the situation in the region, Air France has decided to suspend its service and flights over Russia from Feb. 27 until further notice,” the airline said in an update posted on its website Sunday.

All Air France flights to and from Moscow and Saint Petersburg were suspended from midnight Sunday morning, the airline said. The airline also announced a temporary suspension of flights towards China, Korea, and Japan to give the airline time to study flight plan options avoiding the Russian airspace.

Clients affected by the measures were informed individually, the airline said.

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Source: CNN

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