U.S. bans Russian flights from American airspace
President Biden confirmed during his State of the Union address Tuesday that the U.S. will bar Russian-owned and -operated flights from entering American airspace.
The latest: Boeing announced on Tuesday evening that it has suspended major operations in Moscow and temporarily closed its office in Kyiv.
- "We are also suspending parts, maintenance and technical support services for Russian airlines," a Boeing spokesperson said. "As the conflict continues, our teams are focused on ensuring the safety of our teammates in the region."
The big picture: The action in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine follow similar restrictions by Canada, the U.K., and the European Union.
- United Airlines has also joined other major U.S. passenger carriers in suspending routes that cross through the Russian airspace, per travel site The Points Guy.
- Russia retaliated by banning aircraft from Canada, the EU and other countries, according to Bloomberg.
What they're saying: Biden said that the flight ban will isolate Russia and add "an additional squeeze on their economy."
- "He has no idea what's coming," Biden said referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Editor's note: This article and headline have been updated to reflect Biden's announcement and to include details of Boeing's announcement.