Latvia, Lithuania ban Russian airlines from their airspace

Latvia, Lithuania ban Russian airlines from their airspace

Latvia and Lithuania decided to close their airspace to Russian air carriers.

"Latvian airspace will be closed to flights of Russian planes," the heads of Latvia’s Justice Ministry and Ministry for Transport confirmed on Saturday.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Lithuania approved the same decision, banning Russian air carriers from using its airspace.

As reported, Estonia also decided to close its airspace for Russian airlines. The official, who announced that, called on his Baltic counterparts to "do the same to cut Russia off from European airspace."

As reported, on February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared war on Ukraine and launched a large-scale invasion of the country. Missile strikes were carried out on a number of Ukrainian cities, military facilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were attacked.

Martial law was introduced in Ukraine. President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree introducing general mobilization.


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