KLM airline cancels flights to Ukraine after Dutch government decision

Companhia aérea KLM cancela voos para Ucrânia após decisão do governo holandês

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THE Dutch airline KLM canceled all scheduled flights to Ukraine starting this Saturday (12) and announced that it will stop flying over Ukrainian airspace until further notice. The airline took this decision after the Dutch Foreign Minister, Wopke Hoekstra, asked in a statement to all Dutch citizens who are in Ukraine to leave the country “as soon as possible”, as the security situation at the border with Russia “deteriorated further”.

The Dutch government’s decision follows the step taken by other countries such as Belgium, Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom, which urged their citizens to leave Ukraine immediately, as the United States did last Friday ()). Fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine have increased in recent days, according to Washington, although the Ukrainian government has urged all its citizens to remain calm and assured that the Ukrainian military will repel “any attack”.