News Desk: President Joe Biden has confirmed that all types of Russian aircraft, including commercial and private, are banned in US skies.
The United States has taken similar steps after neighboring Canada and European countries banned Russian aircraft from flying over their airspace.
According to the BBC, Biden said the sanctions would further isolate Russia and put more pressure on the country’s economy.
“This has added to the pressure on their economy,” Biden said in a State of the Union address to the US Congress on Tuesday night.
Russia’s currency, the ruble, and the country’s stock market have already lost 30 percent and 40 percent, respectively, he said.
Biden also called on U.S. citizens to draw inspiration from the “ironclad attitude of the Ukrainian people.”
“Putin can surround Kyiv with tanks, but he will never win the hearts of the Ukrainian people,” he said. He has no idea what awaits him. “
He blamed Putin for the crisis, saying Russia’s trade had stalled and Russia’s economy was collapsing.
Following the invasion of Ukraine, most European countries have imposed sanctions on Russia over its use of airspace.
On Wednesday, the seventh day of the aggression, a large contingent of Russian ground forces headed for the Ukrainian capital, 15 miles northwest of Kyiv.