Aircraft carrying Russian foreign nationals held up in Canada

A charter aircraft carrying Russian foreign nationals was held at Canada's Yellowknife Airport in Yukon, Canadian transport minister Omar Alghabra said on Thursday.

"We will continue to hold Russia accountable for its invasion of Ukraine," Alghabra wrote on Twitter.

Canada banned Russian planes from entering its airspace on Sunday as part of severe sanctions imposed on Moscow in response to its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.