- Bosnia, 1993: NATO air forces work together to force a no-fly zone over the newly formed Republic of Bosnia
- Harris said the no-fly zone would require the destruction of Russian aircraft
- Peter Harris, an associate professor of political science at Colorado State University, described a non-aviation area as
- Many officials and experts have stressed that Russia is a nuclear power when defining its opposition to a NATO-imposed non-fly zone over Ukraine.
- Secretary of State Antony Blinken on NBC News: œPresident…
Bosnia, 1993: NATO air forces work together to force a no-fly zone over the newly formed Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina between 1993 and 1995 to protect the country from airstrikes, especially by Bosnian-Serb troops.
Iraq, 1992: Since 1992, after the first Gulf War, the US-led coalition has forced a non-fly zone in southern and northern Iraq in an effort to protect the country’s rebel regions from airstrikes by the then Presidential government.
Harris said the no-fly zone would require the destruction of Russian aircraft that could reach NATO planes in Ukraine and threaten to demolish Russian planes in the country. Here’s what they said last week:
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said? œThe non-fly area needs to be implemented.
Libya 2011: Following the uprising of longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, and the UN Security Council approved a decision to ban air travel in the country, NATO placed a non-aviation base amid fears of a serious government crackdown.
Some officials have called on the US to use the “limited” non-fly zone to protect civilians in certain parts of Ukraine. The Ukrainian government has also called on the US-led coalition to enforce a no-fly zone in the country, saying it is necessary to protect Ukrainian citizens under the Russian bombing.
“In this case, the people who are really talking about it are the designated areas within Ukraine – probably the whole of Ukraine – that prohibit the use of military aircraft, especially Russian military aircraft in that area,” Harris told Al Jazeera.
Called a “relief zone where there are no flies”, proponents of the move say it will create safe spaces for Ukrainians fleeing war and the launch of humanitarian efforts across the country without compromising the military balance of the conflict.
Peter Harris, an associate professor of political science at Colorado State University, described a non-aviation area as? œa designated area where certain types of aircraft are not allowed.
Many officials and experts have stressed that Russia is a nuclear power when defining its opposition to a NATO-imposed non-fly zone over Ukraine.
But as the war dragged on, leading to more than 1.7 million people fleeing the country so far, Biden’s officials dismissed it, warning it could lead to a direct confrontation with Russia – a nuclear-armed force. Here, Al Jazeera looks at what a non-fly area is and what it means to put one on the top of Ukraine:
But Harris stressed that Ukraine is a different case than the previous three because Russia is a nuclear weapon with a strong air force and air defense.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken on NBC News: œPresident…
UN envoy Linda Thomas-Greenfield told ABC News: “President Biden has made it clear that the US military will not be deployed in the air to escalate the conflict and wage this American war against Russia.
The US and NATO have led efforts to establish non-aviation areas in three separate conflicts over the past 30 years.
“If there was a heated dispute between Russia and a NATO member, nuclear weapons would eventually be on the table,” Harris said.
Washington, DC – A recent Reuter“s poll in the United States found that 74 percent of respondents supported NATO’s non-aviation based in Ukraine, as American society expressed growing solidarity with the Ukrainian people during the Russian invasion.
Already, NATO’s military assistance to Ukraine threatens to increase, says Harris and direct involvement with Russia will bring Washington and its allies closer to a direct confrontation with Moscow.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has repeatedly called on NATO to block Russian flights from Ukraine’s airspace, a move he said would save civilians from attack.
In addition to the growing calls for non-aviation in Ukraine, US President Joe Biden and his top aides have dismissed the idea.
The Ukrainian government has been the most vocal advocate for a no-fly in the country.
Where were the non-fly areas used in the past? “I do not think there is any real difference,” Harris said, adding that the “humanitarian mechanisms” negotiated between Ukraine and Russia to allow civilians to flee the war is a different matter that would not require NATO intervention.
Are there other types of fly breeding grounds? What is a no-fly area?
Why talk about nuclear weapons? It will require US troops to shoot down Russian planes and cause direct war with Russia – a move we want to avoid. ??And the leaders will not promise that they will not be able to advance the use of nuclear weapons because the events can survive on their own and escape from those in power. ??The UN Security Council issued a resolution in 1993 authorizing member states to take? œall necessary steps?? To secure a Bosnian airport.
“We repeat it daily: Close the sky over Ukraine.
Who wants a place that is not a fly?
NATO intervention soon became a major effort to help the Libyan rebels oust Gaddafi, who was captured and killed by armed militia“s months later. “It’s just a different football game,” he said.