Ryanair Belarus: The West condemns ‘hijacking’ of Ryanair plane, Belarusian activist arrested
Western countries are expressing outrage after a Ryanair plane carrying a Belarusian activist was forced to divert.
EU leaders are due to discuss their response to the internal EU flight diversion after the EU’s executive called it a “hijacking” and the US called the events “a shocking act.”
The plane was bound for Lithuania but was forced by Belarus to land in Minsk – claiming there had been a bomb threat to the aircraft.
Belarusian authorities scrambled a fighter jet and diverted the plane to the country’s capital, and upon landing, authorities arrested Belarusian journalist and activist Roman Protasevich.Leave a comment