On Sunday, a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius had to make an emergency landing in Minsk. Air traffic controllers told the pilots that there might be a bomb on board, which was later found to be incorrect. The machine left the Belarus airport seven hours later. However, not all passengers were on board. Roman Protasevi, journalist and former editor-in-chief of the opposition channel NEXA, and his partner have been arrested.
Air Force cancels a trip to Moscow
In response to action Biaorussi The countries of the European Union have decided, inter alia, on the ban on passenger flights between the countries of the European Union and Belarus. Airlines have taken note of the European Council’s proposal to limit the use of Belarusian airspace. As a result, Lufthansa, Air France, KLM Polish Airlines and LOT decided to suspend flights over Belarus.
That is why an Air France plane traveling from Paris to Moscow was supposed to overtake Belarus. However, she did not agree to this Russia. A spokesman for the airline said he was quoted as saying ReutersThat “for operational reasons related to bypassing the Belarusian airspace, which requires a new permit from the Russian authorities to enter its territory,” the flight on this route was canceled.