EU countries ban Russia from airspace amid Ukraine war A slew of European nations have banned Russia from their airspace saying they refuse to have “planes of the aggressor state in democratic skies.” European countries block airspace to Russian flights, seek EU-wide banGrowing list of nations, including some Scandinavians, Italy, Germany and Poland, essentially blocking flights to West, as Russia takes reciprocal action More European countries ban Russian flights from their airspace.France, Belgium, Denmark, Iceland, Italy and the Netherlands joined at least a dozen European countries in barring Russian planes in response to the invasion of Ukraine. Europe is closing its skies to Russian flights after Ukraine invasionSome of the EU’s major airlines have canceled their flights to Russia. Ukraine invasion: Russian planes face near-total airspace ban to westAn EU official says most countries on the continent are expected to limit access to Russian airlines. Ukraine invasion: More countries issue airspace ban on Russian planesEstonia, Latvia and Slovenia join Bulgaria, Poland, the Czech Republic and the UK in announcing curbs. Lithuania closes its airspace to Russian airlines, ending direct flights to Kaliningrad exclaveLithuania will ban Russian airlines from using its airspace from 2200 GMT on Saturday, the government said, joining other European countries which have taken the same step following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.