According to the European Union official, a European-wide ban from Russian airlines could be part of an extra package of sanctions against Moscow to be discussed on Sunday by the EU’s Foreign Ministers.
Along with this, on 24 February, Russia attacked Ukraine on the orders of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who described the invasion as a “special military operation” after months of rising tensions.
Because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Poland, Romania, as well as Moldova imposed a ban on the airlines of Russia.
In addition, the decision that was made by Poland was confirmed by the Prime Minister named Mateusz Morawiecki.
The Prime Minister said, “I have ordered the preparation of a resolution that will lead to the closure of the airspace over Poland to Russian airlines.”
Romania and Moldova have also imposed restrictions on Russian airlines.
As per the officials in these nations calling other states to the same measures, the Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, have banned the airlines from Russia from their airspace.
Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas highlighted, “We invite all EU countries to do the same. There is no place for planes of the aggressor state in democratic skies. #StandWithUkraine.”
The government of Latvia joined Lithuania and Estonia to close its airspace in coordination with both of its bordering nations.
Along with this, the transport of Minister Marius Skuodis mentioned, “Lithuania is joining Latvia and Estonia in banning Russian aircraft from its airspace.”
Furthermore, due to the current situation of the Russia and Ukraine, Finland, Denmark, as well as Sweden are also planning to shut their airspace to Russian air traffic.