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Ukraine air space closed amid air attack from Russia: Air India flight sent to evacuate students turned back towards Delhi

Soon after the NOTAM was declared, it is learnt that at least 5 explosions have taken place at Kyiv's main Boryspil Airport, as reported by CNN. The airport is 18 miles East of the main city of Kyiv.

News Agency ANI has reported that Air India flight AI1947 is returning to Delhi due to NOTAM (Notice to Air Missions) at Ukrainian capital Kyiv. At around 7:30 AM IST Ukraine issued a NOTAM restricting all civilian flights to the region with a view to close its airspace. The decision was taken after Russian President Putin declared a ‘military operation’ on Ukraine on TV, in the wee hours of the morning.

Soon after the NOTAM was declared, it is learnt that at least 5 explosions have taken place at Kyiv’s main Boryspil Airport, as reported by CNN. The airport is 18 miles East of the main city of Kyiv.

Last night a special Air India flight AI1946 carrying 242 Indian passengers including students from Ukraine landed in New Delhi as tensions continued to escalate between Russia and Ukraine.

As of now, The Ukrainian airspace has been evacuated completely as can be seen above. At around 5:30 AM Russian Local time, explosions were seen in Ukraine after Putin declared war on the country on TV.

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