Kiev.- Not a single commercial airline dares to fly over Ukrainesince the authorities of this country ordered the closure of airspace to civil aviation due to the military maneuvers undertaken by Russia. This order was given by the Ministry of Infrastructure this Thursday, February 24.
The agency explained in a statement that the air space It was closed “as a result of the high risk for security.” This stopped civilian traffic shortly after midnight, according to information published by the AFP agency.
As expected, all commercial airlines in the world respected this mandate. This is evidenced by the images taken at dawn this Thursday by the Flightradar24 radars in Ukraine and neighboring countries.
Read more: Crisis in Ukraine. USA announces start of military maneuvers with allies in Eastern Europe
The Flightradar24 page focuses on displaying the world’s air traffic information in real time. In his recent social media posts, one can see the stark contrast between Ukraine’s clear skies and the air congestion experienced by some neighboring nations. country at odds with Russia.
Russia bans flying over Ukraine
It was on Wednesday night that the Russian authorities prohibited their country’s civil aviation from flying over the sky and northeastern borders of Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian news agency Unian.
“Russia has issued a Civil Aviation NOTAM (Notice to Mariners) closing almost all airspace in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border,” Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) posted on Twitter.
Read more: Russia invades Ukraine after 31 years of tension due to the fall of the USSR
For their part, the Ukrainian authorities ordered the closure of the Jákov, Dnirpopetrovsk and Zaporozhye airports as of February 23, before the Russian military maneuvers undertaken by orders of President Vladimir Putin.
#turn #Airlines #refrain #flying #Ukraine