Italy seals airspace to Russian flights

Italy seals airspace to Russian flights

Italy seals airspace to Russian flights

Italy said on Sunday that it will block its airspace to planes from Russia, and it asked all other European Union nations to follow suit.

“Italy has decided to close its airspace to Russia,” Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Twitter, confirming earlier comments from a government spokesman.

He called on all EU countries to follow suit.

“I will support a common action of all EU countries: that the whole EU closes its airspace to Russia”, he added.

Several European countries, including Sweden, Germany, and Belgium, have already imposed a ban on Russian planes in their airspace, as Western nations step up their pressure on Moscow in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine. Russia has denied the allegations.

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