The Republic of Moldova closed its airspace on Thursday, February 24, considering the military conflict in Eastern Ukraine.
The Supreme Security Council of the Republic of Moldova has recommended the closure of the airspace of the Republic of Moldova, and the enforcement of this measure will be the responsibility of the Civil Aviation Authority in the country.
The President of the Republic of Moldova stated that she had decided to seek the approval of the Parliament for declaring a state of emergency, after the meeting of the Supreme Security Council, in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The president urged Moldovan citizens in Ukraine to return to the country and said that all Moldovan state institutions were on alert.
In this situation, the Romanian state takes over the air traffic control of the flights that were to land in Moldova or transit the Moldovan aerial space.