EU could ban Russian flights from its airspace, official says

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An Airbus A320-200 of Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot takes off in Colomiers at the Toulouse-Blagnac airport, France, September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

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Feb 27 (Reuters) - A European Union-wide ban for Russian flights could be part of a fresh package of sanctions on Moscow to be discussed later on Sunday by the bloc's foreign ministers, an EU official said.

A vast majority of EU member states have already closed their airspace to these flights, and a more formal decision could be taken shortly, the official added.

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Reporting by Sabine Siebold Editing by Andrew Cawthorne

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