Amid Moscow’s military action in Ukraine, Germany is announcing to close its airspace to Russian aircraft. As a result, sources say Germany is joining a growing list of European countries that have already imposed restrictions on Russian aircraft. Moscow has vowed to retaliate.
The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure announced that Minister of Transport Volker Wissing “supported the freezing of the German airport for Russian aircraft” and “ordered everything to be prepared for this. ”
In addition, the German airline Lufthansa canceled all incoming flights to Russia and announced that “aircraft in Russian airspace” will “leave again soon.”
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Germany is the latest in a string of European countries that have closed their airspace to Russian airlines, including the UK, Poland, Bulgaria, and the Czech Republic, among others. The report said Russia responded by closing its airspace to the countries.
On February 27, the Russian Federal Ministry for Air Transport said that “the reckless decisions of the airlines of Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia and Estonia” meant that Russia would impose its own air restrictions. on those countries, the report said.
Germany also joined the European Commission, France, Italy, the UK, Canada, and the US on February 26 in announcing a new round of sanctions against Russia, signaling that “selected Russian banks” will “withdraw” SWIFT messaging system ”. the report said.
He also reported that Germany would send anti-tank weapons and surface-to-air missiles to Ukraine “as soon as possible.”
Includes inputs from IANS