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Russia-Ukraine Conflict | All you need to know about a no-fly zone

As Ukraine repeatedly urges NATO to impose a no-fly zone over its skies to prevent Russia from using air power, officials and experts warn that it could spark a direct conflict with Russia – a nuclear-armed power. A look at what a no-fly zone is, whether it has been implemented in the past, and dangers of imposing it over Ukraine.

March 16, 2022 / 07:06 PM IST
A no-fly zone is a territory over which certain aircraft are not permitted to fly. (Image: News18 Creative)
A no-fly zone is a territory over which certain aircraft are not permitted to fly. (Image: News18 Creative)
No-fly zones are often established around important government buildings like the White House in the US. (Image: News18 Creative)
No-fly zones are often established around important government buildings like the White House in the US. (Image: News18 Creative)
The US and NATO have led efforts to establish no-fly zones in three different conflicts over the past 30 years. (Image: News18 Creative)
The US and NATO have led efforts to establish no-fly zones in three different conflicts over the past 30 years. (Image: News18 Creative)
A no-fly zone would mean NATO planes on 24/7 missions over the war zone, could also include NATO fighter jets to pursue – and if need be shoot down – Russian aircraft over Ukraine. (Image: News18 Creative)
A no-fly zone would mean NATO planes on 24/7 missions over the war zone, could also include NATO fighter jets to pursue – and if need be shoot down – Russian aircraft over Ukraine. (Image: News18 Creative)
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