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No-fly zone over Ukraine is a pathway to military confrontation

To date, all European governments have tried to quash the Ukrainian request to impose a no-fly zone over the country. PHOTO: AFP
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LONDON - As Russian forces intensify their siege of Ukraine's main cities, calls are growing on Western governments to impose a no-fly zone in order to prevent further Russian bombardments and protect the lives of Ukrainian civilians.

"Close the sky over Ukraine!" read an appeal from the Ukrainian government, issued at the start of this week.

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