Response to sanctions: Russian skies may be closed to foreign airlines

Russia did not ignore the threat of the European Union to close its airspace for the aircraft of the Russian state-owned airline Aeroflot. Moreover, the Turkish air carrier Turkish Airlines may also fall under the possible EU sanctions caused by the migration crisis on the border of Belarus and Poland.

Any restrictions directed against Aeroflot will face a backlash from Moscow and will not go unpunished. Russia may close its skies to foreign airlines that will have to fly around the Russian Federation. Told about it RIA News Deputy Head of the International Committee of the Federation Council Vladimir Dzhabarov.

Aeroflot has nothing to do with it. They try to "bite" Russia at any cost

- considers the senator representing the Legislative Assembly of the EAO.

Dzhabarov stressed that the reaction of the Russian Federation to the unfriendly step will follow unambiguously. Therefore, airlines from those countries that support the discriminatory initiative risk losing the ability to fly over Russian territory. Russia will use its geographic location to defend its rights. Moreover, Moscow's reaction to possible personal sanctions from the EU will also follow.

On November 10, the American media disseminated information, allegedly obtained from European diplomatic circles, that the EU was discussing the possibility of imposing sanctions against countries, legal entities and individuals involved in one way or another in the "refugee invasion" across the Polish-Belarusian border. In particular, it was proposed to take action against Aeroflot and Turkish Airlines, whose flights allegedly deliver illegal immigrants to Minsk.

On the same day, acting German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Russian President Vladimir Putin and asked to influence the Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko to stop the flow of refugees to the EU. In response, Moscow recommended that Berlin address Minsk directly with an exciting question.
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  1. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 11 November 2021 19: 29
    The EU introduces sanctions by a strong-willed decision, and Aeroflot is going to challenge them in court, the decision of which will probably have to wait for more than one year - the role of the State is not visible, which should also respond to the sanctions with a strong-willed decision, and not substitute Aeroflot.
  2. art573 Offline art573
    art573 (Artyom Vladimirovich Yarovikov) 11 November 2021 20: 16
    Then Russia will ban all airlines of the European EU from transit through the territory to Asia. This will not be imposed on American companies, since the Americans do not impose such sanctions, and they have the right to use the airspace of the Russian Federation in transit.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 11 November 2021 23: 21
    Bullshit is all that.
    Airlines pay big, big millions for a flight.
    Slaughtering a chicken with golden eggs?
    Money doesn't smell, the authorities know.

    Purely symbolically, they will introduce something, for example, you cannot fly over Chechnya, they will raise a little price-tariffs and punish a couple of turnouts ...
    1. taas Offline taas
      taas (Sergei) 12 November 2021 01: 27
      There are not only EU airlines, but also other countries.
      Air traffic over Russia will not be empty, a substitution will take place, European airlines will have to give up the corresponding flights to other companies. And since many flights from Europe to Asia and America to Asia are economically impossible to fly around, European airlines will disappear on these routes, which the EU regulator will not want.
  4. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 12 November 2021 10: 06
    They cannot ... They are common people ...