Western countries imposed further sanctions against Russia over the weekend in response to Russia’s activity in Ukraine.
The European Union has made it illegal for any Russian aircraft to land, take off, or fly over EU territory. Sputnik broke the story.
Russia has banned the operation of flights via 36 nations’ airlines in response to a restriction imposed by European states on the operation of Russian planes, according to the Federal Air Transport Agency.
“In accordance with international law, a restriction on the operation of flights by air carriers of 36 states has been imposed as a response to European governments’ ban on the operation of civil aircraft operated by Russian air carriers and/or registered in Russia,” the message reads.
Austria, Albania, Anguilla, Belgium, Bulgaria, British Virgin Islands, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Denmark (+ Greenland, Faroe Islands, Territorial Sea), Jersey, Ireland, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Canada, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, France, Croatia, Czech Republic, Swed
Flights from these countries are only possible with a special permit from the Russian Foreign Ministry or the Federal Air Transport Agency.