America closes its airspace to Russian aircraft

America closes its airspace to Russian aircraft

At least 35 other countries have adopted this measure since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

United States President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday (March 1, 2022) that he will close the country's airspace to all Russian flights.

“I announce that we will join our allies in closing US airspace to all Russian flights – further isolating Russia – and increasing hardship for the country’s economy.”. The ruble lost 30% of its valueBiden spoke before the US Congress during his State of the Union address. complete (In English – 113 KB) from the US President’s speech.

The United States joins a group of at least 35 countries that have decided to close their airspace to Russian flights. Switzerland was the last country to take such a measure before North America, on Monday (February 28).

In response, Russia also closed its airspace. according to Deutsche WelleThe country has banned airlines from 36 countries, including the 27-nation European Union, the United Kingdom and Canada. Russian airspace is the main route between Europe and East Asia.

Below is the list of countries that have banned Russian airlines:

  • Germany;
  • Austria;
  • Belgium;
  • Bulgaria;
  • Canada;
  • Cyprus;
  • Croatia;
  • Denmark;
  • Slovakia;
  • Slovenia;
  • Spain;
  • we;
  • Estonia;
  • Finland;
  • France;
  • Greece;
  • Hungary;
  • Ireland;
  • Italy;
  • Latvia;
  • Lithuania;
  • Luxembourg;
  • Malta;
  • Holland;
  • Poland;
  • Portugal;
  • Romania;
  • Sweden;
  • United kingdom;
  • Czech Republic;
  • Albania;
  • Iceland;
  • Moldova;
  • North Macedonia;
  • Norway;
  • Switzerland.

The seventh day of the conflict

This morning, Wednesday (March 2, 2022), is one of the main targets of the president’s forces Russian President Vladimir Putin Kharkiv, the second largest city in Ukraine, is still suffering from… Heavy attacks Since the weekend.

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Oleg Sinigubov, commander of the Ukrainian forces KharkivIt was reported that 21 people were killed and 112 were injured in explosions in the city on the last day.

The Ukrainian military has warned that Russian forces are preparing to besiege the country's main cities. Including Kyiv. Satellite images show the approach of A Huge train.

The Russian Defense Ministry said it took control of the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson on Wednesday (March 2). Information cited by the Russian news agency Rhea. The Ukrainian authorities acknowledge the siege, but deny controlling it.

The Legislative Council in Mariupol said that the city is under Ukrainian control, but there are fierce battles with Russian forces. According to local authorities, the Russian army attacked residential neighborhoods, hospitals, and dormitories of people who were forced to leave their homes.

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