European Parliament demands return of 400 ‘stolen’ aircraft from Russia

Irish Times | May 6, 2022 at 5:30 PM
  • The European Parliament has demanded the return of over 400 aircraft from Russia, many of them belonging to Irish leasing companies.
  • It deplored the Russian government’s act as a “clear breach of international civil aviation rules” and warned of the potential for the lives of passengers to be put at risk as the usual safety procedures for the aircraft will not be possible.
  • The text applauded transport operators who provided free travel to people fleeing Ukraine, and the “the countless initiatives of associations and individuals, throughout the EU, providing free transport of goods and persons to and from the Ukrainian border”.