European Countries Close Airspace to Russian Planes Over Ukraine Invasion – A growing number of European countries announced on Sunday that it was closing its airline on Russian flights due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Belgium, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, and the Netherlands have joined at least a dozen European countries that have made similar announcements.
“There is no place in the Dutch airport for a state that uses unnecessary and brutal violence,” Dutch infrastructure minister Mark Harbers said on Twitter.
Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod has said he will force Russian airlines to shut down the European Union bloc at a meeting of bloc foreign ministers on Sunday.
What European Countries Close Airspace to Russian Planes Over Ukraine Invasion?
Britain has banned all flights from Russian airline Aeroflot in its airspace, and German airline Lufthansa said on Saturday it would not use Russian airports next week.
Germany has banned Russian airlines, with the exception of humanitarian airlines, from its base departing on Sunday for the next three months.
In response, the Russian government banned flights from several European countries, and the S7, Russia’s second-largest airline, suspended its flights to Europe.