Biden Joins Allies, Bans Russian Planes from US Airspace

President Joe Biden announced in his State of the Union address that the U.S. is banning Russian flights from its airspace in retaliation for the invasion of Ukraine.

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President Joe Biden delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Washington. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP)
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President Joe Biden announced Tuesday night in his State of the Union address that the U.S. is banning Russian flights from its airspace in retaliation for the invasion of Ukraine. The move follows similar action by Canada and the European Union this week. Biden also issued an ominous warning that without consequences, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression wouldn’t be contained to Ukraine. “I am announcing that we will join our allies in closing off American…

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