LATEST – EU bans Russian media & closes airspace to all Russian planes

LATEST - EU bans Russian media & closes airspace to all Russian planes

EU bans Russian media & closes airspace to all Russian planes

EU leaders announced tough new sanctions on Russia on Sunday, such as closing the entirety of EU airspace to Russian planes – including private jets.

Kremlin’s media machine

A blanket ban on TV, online and apps for Russian state media outlets RT and Sputnik, which European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen called “the Kremlin’s media machine”.

EU leaders announced a raft of tough new sanctions on Russia on Sunday. Von der Leyen also said the bloc was taking the unprecedented step of financing €450 million in arms to Ukraine and introducing restrictions on exports from Russian ally Belarus.

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borell, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said Russia Today and Sputnik “will no longer be able to spread their lies to justify Putin’s war and to sow division in our union”

https://twitter.com/wtx_EU_news/status/1498082928143654914

Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot suspends flights to Europe

Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot suspends flights to Europe. Aeroflot announced Sunday it was suspending flights to Europe after the European Union closed its airspace to Russian aircraft in response to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
“Aeroflot is suspending flights of the European route network from February 28, 2022, until further notice,” the company said on its website.

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