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U.S. bans Russian aircraft from American airspace


A Boeing 777X plane takes off from its Everett plant, Washington on January 25, 2020.

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that the United States will ban Russian aircraft from flying through U.S. airspace.

Biden announced the news in the first State of the Union address. This announcement followed similar actions by Canada and the European Union.

“We will join our allies in closing off American air space to all Russian flights – further isolating Russia – and adding an additional squeeze –on their economy,” Biden said.

In the latest coordinated effort between U.S. allies and the Kremlin, this move would ban planes owned or registered in Russia from flying above the United States.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the ban would be implemented as soon as possible. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin reacted against European Airlines’ ban on Russian soil by cancelling flights.

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