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Moldova Closes Country’s Airspace – MarketWatch

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By Benjamin Katz

The national airline of Moldova said the country has closed its airspace, a day after President Maia Sandu accused Russia of plotting to overthrow the government.

“At this moment, the airspace of the Republic of Moldova is closed,” Air Moldova said on its Facebook account. “We are waiting for the resumption of flights.”

Eurocontrol, which manages European air space, said in an operational statement that Moldovan airspace is temporarily closed due to “security issues”. The airspace closure is currently set to last until 9 a.m. Eastern Time.

The announcement comes at a time of tensions between the former Soviet republic and Russia, as Moscow wages war in Ukraine, which shares a border with Moldova. Late last week, Moldova’s pro-Western government resigned amid the worsening economic fallout from the war in neighboring Ukraine and a day after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned that Russia was trying to destabilize the country.

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