With US and its allies especially UK continue to warn of imminent Russian invasion of Ukraine, many commercial flights have been grounded and others are avoiding Ukraine airspace.
All this has had economic toll on Ukraine. Since the warning of Russian invasion of Ukraine started, many countries including US, Japan, UK and Australia have ordered their citizens to leave the country as soon as possible.
The grounding of commercial flights is having a toll on the economy of Ukraine and the damages since tensions began is huge as people and businesses try to avoid the country in fear of being cought in cross fire if a war breaks out.
Ukraine government had vowed to make sure the country airspace remain open even though the west led by US has been warning of avoiding Ukraine airspace because of drills taking place in Belarus.
The Dutch carrier KLM become the first major air line to indefinitely suspend airline flights to Ukarine over fears of imminent Russian invasion.
Ukraine’s budget airline sky Up was forced to land in Moldova on Sunday on its route from Portugal to kyiev after plane’s licensing company Irish revoked its permission for it to cross into Ukraine. Such incident indicate how the warnings over Russian invasion of Ukraine is causing disruptions in movement of people and goods to and from Ukraine.