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Ukraine proposes to ban air transit to Russia and Belarus

Ukraine proposes to ban air transit to Russia and Belarus Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Maria Kholina

Ukraine proposes to impose a ban on aviation transit to Russia and Belarus. This move is aimed at bolstering sanctions pressure on Moscow, according to Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

The Ukrainian government leader made this proposal during his visit to Vilnius and meeting with Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė.

Shmyhal believes that restricting aviation transit could limit Russia's economic potential.

"Today we proposed a new initiative - a ban on aviation transit to the Russian Federation and Belarus. This initiative aims to limit the economic potential of the aggressor and strengthen sanctions pressure on the adversary," noted the Ukrainian Prime Minister.

Lithuanian assistance

Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia are among the leaders in providing assistance to Ukraine. They have provided military, financial, and humanitarian aid to Ukraine and have taken in thousands of refugees.

The Baltic countries also support Ukraine's accession to the EU and NATO.

During today's visit of the Ukrainian delegation to Vilnius, Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė announced that her country plans to allocate 2 million euros to support Ukraine. With these funds, around 3,000 FPV drones will be purchased.

Additionally, Lithuania has called for an intergovernmental conference on Ukraine's accession to the EU.