Ukraine shuts airspace; EU agency warns civilian planes may be targeted

Ukraine says it closed its airspace to civilian flights due to a “high risk” to safety, the Reuters news agency reports.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) says airspace within 100 nautical miles (185 km) of Ukraine’s borders with Russia and Belarus could also be unsafe for planes.

“In particular, there is a risk of both intentional targeting and misidentification of civil aircraft,” the agency says.

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