state of the union

March 2, 2022
Pres. Biden announces closing American air space to Russian flights.

… tonight I am announcing that we will join our allies in closing off American air space to all Russian flights.

Pres. Biden during the State of the Union address.
  • The president says the move will further isolate Russia.
  • The Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. flights from flying over Ukraine, Belarus and parts of western Russia.
  • Some U.S. carriers had already cut ties with Russian counterparts or stopped flying to/over Russia.
  • Russia has taken retaliatory measures as well, banning some flights over Russian airspace.
  • Why This Matters: The U.S. joins European nations and Canada, which already cut airspace to Russian carriers.

Biden banning all Russian aircraft from entering U.S. airspace in retaliation for invasion of Ukraine

U.S. bans all Russian flights from its airspace

Click HERE to read the transcript and/or watch President Biden's State of the Union Address; Pres. Biden enters at 20 minutes, 10 seconds, in the video at the top of the page.

by Jenna Lee,