“We know that Aeroflot Flight 111 violated a previously imposed ban on Russian aircraft using Canadian airspace,” the Transportation Department wrote on Twitter. We will not hesitate to take appropriate measures to enforce compliance with the rules and other measures to prevent similar violations in the future ”- added the ministry in another entry.

Aeroflot Flight 111 is a flight from Miami to Moscow. NAVCAN – Nav Canada – is a private company that owns and operates the Canadian Air Navigation System for Civil Aviation.

Canadian Minister of Transport, Omar Al-Ghubra, this Sunday morning Canadian airspace closed For aircraft of Russian airlines with immediate effect. The decision applies to all Russian aircraft, including chartered and other aircraft used by Russian airlines.

Russian airlines Aeroflot used the air corridors over Canada not only for flights to Canadian airports, including also on the way to the United States.

Earlier, many European countries closed their airspace to Russian airlines. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday presented a set of additional restrictions to Russia regarding the invasion of Ukraine, The European Union announced the closure of the airspace of the European Union to aircraft belonging to Russia, registered or controlled in Russia. They will not be able to land, take off or fly over the territory of the European Union. This also applies to private aircraft.

Canada has so far imposed three sets of sanctions on Russia, including – on Friday – against Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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