“It has made it a criminal offense for any Russian aircraft to enter UK airspace, and now HMG can stop those planes. We will stifle the ability of Putin’s friends to continue living normally while thousands of innocents die,” British Transport Secretary Hon Grant Shapps wrote on his Twitter account.
like that Post a letter, sent to all UK airports and airportsoutlining new measures, including granting air traffic control powers to “instruct a pilot or operator of a Russian aircraft not to enter or leave UK airspace via a designated route.”
“The aviation sector is essential for connectivity and international trade We must play our part in constraining Russia’s economic interests and holding the Russian government to account. Under these circumstances, the Department for Transport does not consider it appropriate for Russian aircraft to enter UK airspace or land at UK airports.”
Shortly after these decisions were announced, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has announced a new set of aviation sanctions that give the UK government new powers to ground any Russian aircraft in the UK.. “We have also strengthened the current ban on Russian aircraft flying and landing, and are introducing new legislation today to make any Russian aircraft flying or landing in the UK a criminal offense.”
The ban includes any aircraft owned, operated or leased by any person associated with Russia. or specified persons or entities, and will include the authority to ground any aircraft owned by persons associated with Russia.
The new powers They will also allow the government to remove aircraft belonging to Russian individuals and entities from the UK’s aircraft registry.
Additional commercial measures, also introduced today, Banning UK exports of aviation or space materials and technology to Russia, including related services such as insurance and reinsurance services. This means that coverage has been withdrawn under current policies and UK insurers and reinsurers will not be able to pay claims in relation to existing policies in these sectors.
These new measures will add to the growing economic pressure on Russia They will ensure that the UK complies with the sanctions imposed by our allies.