Romania closes its airspace to all Russian aircraft
Siret (Romania’s border with Ukraine), February 26 (EFE). The Romanian government today ordered the closure of its airspace to all Russian aircraft, thus joining the United Kingdom, Poland, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria, which had previously taken this measure, as well as the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
The authority announced that “as of 3:00 pm (1:00 pm GMT), the airspace of Romania has been closed to all scheduled flights, whether landing at the country’s airports or not, for aircraft of operators registered in the Russian Federation.” Romanian Civil Aviation in a statement.
The official text adds that the ban does not apply to “humanitarian and emergency flights”, declaring that the agreement signed in 1976 between Bucharest and Moscow on air transport is null and void.
Romania is a member of NATO since 2004, and shares more than 600 km of river, sea and land borders with Ukraine. EFE
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