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The Government of Canada has barred Belarusian aircraft from entering its airspace for supporting Russia’s military offensive against Ukraine, Reuters reported.

The information was released by the Canada Transport Minister Omar Alghabra on Twitter.

In his Twitter post, Alghabra stated: “We are prohibiting Belarusian aircraft from entering Canadian airspace in response to their support for Russia’s unprovoked aggression in Ukraine.”

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Belarus has served as a staging ground for the invasion with Lukashenko hosting Russian troops and equipment.

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Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2024, Canada along with Europe banned Russian flights from entering their airspace.

On 27 February 2022, Alghabra announced that Canada is barring operations of Russian-owned, chartered or operated aircraft in Canadian airspace with immediate effect until further notice.

Alghabra said: “All of Canada is united in its outrage of President Putin’s aggression against Ukraine. In response, we have closed Canadian airspace to Russian-owned or operated aircraft. The Government of Canada condemns Russia’s aggressive actions and we will continue to take action to stand with Ukraine.” On 2 March 2022, the US also imposed restrictions on all Russian aircraft and barred them from accessing its airspace.