In retaliation for Britain’s attack on Aeroflot aircraft, Russian airlines have banned UK flights to and from Russia. Rosaviatsiya said all flights by UK Coaches to Russia and transit planes had been banned since Friday.
He said the measure was taken in response to “reckless decisions” by British authorities who have banned flights to the UK via the Russian flagship Aeroflot as part of sanctions on Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
Earlier, Britain banned Aeroflot from its airspace, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced, saying sanctions were in response to Russia’s attack on Ukraine. PM Johnson told parliament that Putin “will not be able to clean up Ukraine’s blood.”
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In a 10-point sanctions package, the British government said it would freeze assets on some of Russia’s major banks, including the state-owned VTB, its second-largest bank, and stop major Russian companies from raising funds in the UK. .
Speaking to Congress, Johnson said the world would condemn Putin for his attack, and he could not “clean up Ukraine” with his blood. “Vladimir Putin’s conviction and nightmare must end in failure,” he told parliament when announcing the new sanctions.
Includes inputs from AP and Reuters