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Government of Canada prohibits Russian aircraft to enter Canadian airspace

This airspace closure is effective immediately and will remain until further notice.

February 28, 2022   by CM Staff

OTTAWA — Canada’s Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Canadian airspace will be closed to all Russian aircraft operators.

According to a statement from the government of Canada from Feb. 27, the country is now prohibiting the operation of Russian-owned, chartered or operated aircraft in Canadian airspace, including in the airspace above Canada’s territorial waters. This airspace closure is effective immediately and will remain until further notice.

“All of Canada is united in its outrage of President Putin’s aggression against Ukraine. In response, we have closed Canadian airspace to Russian-owned or operated aircraft. The Government of Canada condemns Russia’s aggressive actions, and we will continue to take action to stand with Ukraine,” stated Transport Minister Omar Alghabra. 

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