Interfax news agency reported on the 18th that Russia has set a no-fly zone in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists have declared independence.
Although the Donbas region is geographically Ukrainian territory, the pro-Russian Donetsk Peoples Republic and Lugansk Peoples Republic have claimed independence.
A no-fly zone refers to an area where aircraft operations are prohibited in the airspace of a specific area. It is mainly set for military purposes to block the entry of enemy fighters in advance. Aircraft that violate the regulations may be shot down during the crackdown. .
Earlier, the DPR and LPR declared separation and independence from Ukraine, and Russia announced on the 21st of last month that they would recognize the sovereignty of these republics.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has requested the establishment of a no-fly zone several times to block Russian troops from entering Ukrainian airspace, but the U.S. and other Western countries are refusing Ukraines request for fear of direct conflict with Russia during the crackdown. .
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