Europe, Canada Close Their Airspace to Russian Airplanes

Europe and Canada said they would close their airspace to Russian airlines after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, raising the pressure on the United States to do the same.

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FILE - The Airbus A330 aircraft used for an Aeroflot international flight is prepared at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, on June 27, 2013. Europe and Canada said Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, they would close their airspace to Russian airlines after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, raising the pressure on the United States to do the same. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)
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Europe and Canada said Sunday they would close their airspace to Russian airlines after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, raising the pressure on the United States to do the same. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the European Union would shut down its airspace for planes owned, registered or controlled by Russians, “including the private jets of oligarchs.” Canada’s transport minister, Omar Alghabra, said his nation was closing its airspace to all Russian planes…

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