Any Russian aircraft entering UK commit "criminal offence," UK's Shapps says

British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps walks outside Downing Street in London, Britain March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

March 8 (Reuters) - British transport minister Grant Shapps said in a tweet on Tuesday that any Russian aircraft to enter UK airspace will now be a "criminal offence."

"I have made it a criminal offence for ANY Russian aircraft to enter UK airspace and now HMG can detain these jets," Shapps said in a tweet.

Reporting by Akriti Sharma in Bengaluru

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