From: Željko Trkanjec |
North Macedonia Bans Russian Airlines from Its Airspace

Russian airlines have been banned from North Macedonia’s airspace, the government decided at Sunday’s session. The country joins EU member countries who have already introduced such bans.

The decision will not affect humanitarian and emergency flights.

Diplomats in Ukraine have been evacuated from conflict-torn Kyiv and are on their way to reach Moldova, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani said on Saturday afternoon.

The evacuation process of 30 nationals from North Macedonia with the Special Monitoring Mission began Sunday, the minister confirmed. Some are currently headed to Moldova, others to Poland, he added.

The country’s largest opposition party, VMRO-DPMNE, said it will align its position on Ukraine with that of the European Parliament’s conservative group, the European People’s Party (EPP). The party was before under suspicion of being close to Russia.