The US Department of Transportation confirmed on Wednesday that US authorities have ordered Russian planes to leave US airspace by 9 PM today.
“We acknowledge that there may be Russian international airlines and (or) civil aircraft operators operating in the United States at the time of this decision, operating various flights, charter flights or other services,” the ministry said in a statement. Said.
The statement also added, “Airlines whose planes are in the United States may request permission from the US authorities to take the necessary measures for the aircraft to leave the country, as well as from the US Department of Transportation to fly for humanitarian purposes or for a search operation.”
Earlier, the ministry banned the flights of Russian planes in American airspace, and US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday, “The United States will join its allies to close its airspace to Russian planes due to the crisis in Ukraine.”
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