Russian flights barred from German airspace from 1400 GMT: Ministry

AFP , Sunday 27 Feb 2022

Germany will impose a three-month ban on all Russian flights from its airspace from 1400 GMT on Sunday, the Transport Ministry said, as the screws tighten on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz leaves after speaking during an extraordinary session of the Bundestag (lower house of parliament) on February 27, 2022 in Berlin. AFP

"In a Notice to Air Missions, the transport ministry has imposed a flight ban for Russian aircraft and aircraft operators in and over German airspace," said the ministry, adding that order was valid for three months.

Only humanitarian flights will be exempt.

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