Russia threatens to block overflights

August 08, 2014 - 12:00:00 am

MOSCOW:  Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned that Russia could block overflights between Europe and Asia in retaliation for Western sanctions. Medvedev said the Russian government was considering a series of measures in response to Western sanctions that shut down the country’s first low-cost airline. “First is a ban on using the airspace of our country for transit flights by European and US airlines in the ... Asia-Pacific region,” said Medvedev.

“Of course this is a severe measure. Nevertheless, we need to mention it,” he added.