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Finland closes airspace for Russian planes amid Ukraine invasion


Finland, which shares a 1,300-kilometre (800 mi) border with Russia, is “preparing to close its airspace to Russian air traffic,” Transport Minister Timo Harakka wrote in an overnight tweet.

Finland closes airspace for Russian planes amid Ukraine invasion

Finland joins other European countries in imposing sanctions against Moscow

Helsinki:

Finland will close its airspace to Russian aircraft, joining other European countries in increasing sanctions against Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine, the government announced early on Sunday.

Finland, which shares a 1,300-kilometre (800 mi) border with Russia, is “preparing to close its airspace to Russian air traffic,” Transport Minister Timo Harakka wrote in an overnight tweet.

He did not say when the measure would take effect.

Already several other countries – such as Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany and Poland – have closed their airspace to Russian flights, forcing Russian planes to make a heavy diversion to the west.

Moscow, for its part, has also banned aircraft from those countries flying over its territory.

Finland’s flag carrier, Finnair, specializes in flights between Europe and Asia that fly over Russia, but its services are currently limited due to Asian entry restrictions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

There are also plans to allow Finland to send a consignment of bullet proof jackets, helmets and a mobile hospital to Ukraine.

Helsinki also approved the shipment of about 40 artillery guns to Ukraine.

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