“No planes of the aggressor state in democratic skies” – European leaders continue to punish Russia

European countries Estonia and Romania ban Russian airlines from their airspace, after the UK, Poland, Moldova, and the Czech Republic. The US is considering banning Russian planes.

"No planes of the aggressor state in democratic skies" - European leaders continue to punish Russia

Estonia and Romania on Saturday banned Russian airlines from their airspace after the U.K., Poland, Moldova, and the Czech Republic did the same.

Romania‘s foreign minister Bogdan Aurescu tweeted Saturday morning that the country “just joined other EU member states in banning (Russian) airlines from our airspace.” Aurescu went on to say Romania encourages all partners and allies “to take such action, as we stay resolute in our support for #UkraineUnderAttack.”

Kaja Kallas, Estonian Foreign Minister, echoed similar sentiments, stating  there’s “no place for planes of the aggressor state in democratic skies.”

"No planes of the aggressor state in democratic skies" - European leaders continue to punish RussiaRussian planes flying from Russia to Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia are not allowed to fly into the airspace of the three Baltic states of the EU.

After Russia attacked Ukraine on Thursday, United Kingdom officials issued a ban restricting Russian-owned airlines from the country’s airspace.

“This means that Aeroflot will not be permitted to operate flights to or from the United Kingdom until further notice,” the UK Civil Aviation Authority said in a Feb. 24 announcement.

In response, Russian officials decided to bar any aircraft owned, leased, or operated by individuals associated with the UK from its airspace, as Insider reported.

Punishing Russia is punishing yourself. But European leaders continue to punish Russia

"No planes of the aggressor state in democratic skies" - European leaders continue to punish RussiaPunishing Russia is punishing yourself. But European leaders continue to punish Russia

Additionally, Russia also placed the ban on other European countries, including Poland, the Czech Republic, and Bulgaria, aviation officials said Saturday.

GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger has called on the US to enforce a no-fly zone over Ukraine to aid in their fight against Russia.

When asked Saturday if the US has given any consideration to Ukraine’s call for a no-fly zone, spokesperson for the US Department of State Ned Price responded, “We are in regular dialogue with our Ukrainian partners. We are looking at a range of ways we can continue to support them.”

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