On the 18th, Russia declared a no-fly zone in Donbas, Ukraine. The photo shows the Donetsk Peoples Republic on the 16th. /Photo = Reuters Russia has declared a no-fly zone in Donbas, Ukraine, on the 18th.
According to the Russian media Interfax on the same day, Eduard Vasurin, a spokesman for the Donetsk Peoples Republic Army, a pro-Russian separatist force in the Donbas region of Ukraine, insisted that the DPR and the Luhansk Peoples Republic of Korea had been designated as no-fly zones.
DPR and LPR, located in the Donbas region, declared independence from Ukraine, and Russia announced on the 21st of last month that they would recognize the sovereignty of these republics.
The establishment of a no-fly zone prohibits the operation of aircraft in certain regional airspace and is usually designated for military reasons. A fighter that routinely enters a prohibited zone may be shot down during the crackdown.
In fact, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has asked the United States to establish a no-fly zone to block Russian troops from entering Ukrainian airspace. However, the U.S. rejected Ukraines request, fearing a direct clash with Russia during the crackdown.