Why has Iraq closed the airspace for the Russian Defense Ministry aircraft?
Lebanese information service Al-Masdar reports that Iraqi authorities have ordered the closure of airspace for the Russian military aviation. In particular, according to AMN, the Tu-154M aircraft belonging to the Ministry of Defense was not allowed through the airspace of this country. He was heading to the Khmeimim airbase to Syria.
Faced with the ban on entering Iraqi airspace, the crew was forced to deploy the aircraft in the Iranian direction. After some time, a new attempt was made to fly through Iraq. And about whether the new request for the crew was successful, not reported.
This information caused a resonance due to the fact that an agreement exists between Moscow and Baghdad, which allows Russian aircraft to freely use (implement free transit) the airspace of Iraq in need of the antiterrorist operation in Syria.
It is assumed that the ban on transit could be associated with the presence in the airspace of Iraq of the so-called American coalition aircraft. Another assumption is the identified danger on earth.
If this is not considered, the question that Baghdad decided to violate the previously reached agreements.
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