Russia closes airspace to flights from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Slovenia

Russia closes airspace to flights from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Slovenia

Russia has closed its airspace for Latvian, Lithuanian, Slovenian and Estonian planes, including transit flights, Russia’s Federal Agency for Air Transport (Rosaviatsiya) said on Sunday.

“Due to unfriendly moves by the aviation authorities of Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia and Estonia, restrictions will be introduced for air carriers of the above-mentioned states and/or airlines registered there,” the agency said.

According to the Russian Federal Aviation Authority, the decision was made in accordance with the international law.

The following countries had earlier decided to close their airspace for Russian aircraft: the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Latvia, Lilthuania and Estonia.

Earlier, Russia had responded by closing its airspace for UK, Bulgarian, Czech, Polish and Romanian planes.

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