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Greece extends ban on flights of Russian aircraft until the end of June


Airplane in the sky. File photoATHENA, May 23.Greece has extended until the end of June the ban on the use of its airspace by Russian aircraft, as well as the ban on flights of Greek civil aviation in the airspace of Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Greece said in a statement. “The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) reports to travelers about the extension of the validity of aviation instructions (notam) with bans and restrictions on flights in connection with the war in Ukraine,” the UGA said in a message received by RIA Novosti. .jpg” />The European Parliament recognized the problems of airlines due to sanctions against RussiaIn particular, the ban on flights of Russian aircraft in the national airspace of Greece remains in force. The aviation directive on closing the airspace of Ukraine and banning civil aircraft from crossing the airspace of Moldova and Belarus also remains in force due to the high danger in these areas. The aviation directives will be valid until the end of June 2022, the document specifies. flights over Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus expired on 24 May. Greece banned all Russian aircraft from using its airspace on February 28 after the decision of the European Union to close its airspace to the Russian Federation. The ban was introduced for three months from February 28.An expert spoke about the impact of sanctions on flight safetyRussia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years.” bloody crimes against civilians” of Donbass. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces strike only at military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops and, as of March 25, they have completed the main tasks of the first stage – they have significantly reduced the combat potential of Ukraine. The main goal in the Russian military department was called the liberation of Donbass.