Belarus accuses France of

The Belarusian government accused the French authorities of “air piracy” after a Belarusian airliner was on its way. Barcelona He was forced to return before entering European Union airspace. A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Minsk, Anatoly Glass, said on Wednesday that French aviation authorities had prevented the Belarusian machine from flying through French airspace. This is “extremely brutal and immoral.”

According to the state-owned Belarusian Airlines, the French authorities, referring to instructions from the French Prime Minister, banned a plane carrying 56 passengers from entering French airspace. So Flight B2869 had to fly around the Polish border for about two hours before the machine finally returned to Minsk. The episodes can be seen on Wednesday afternoon on the “Flightradar” portal.

According to the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, most of the passengers on the Belavia plane were European Union citizens. A spokesman for the ministry Glass said that their safety was endangered due to the flight ban imposed by the French authorities.

And the Polish authorities announced their refusal to buy the Belarusian aircraft due to the French flight ban. However, another plane was allowed entry from Minsk Warsaw Earth. The Polish government announced later that it had implemented the closure of airspace for Belarusian planes that was decided at the European Union summit on Monday.

The French Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Jabbari had been on Monday Post on TwitterThat Belavia’s permit to fly over French airspace would be suspended.

After the emergency landing of a passenger plane in Minsk and the arrest Government critic Roman Protasiewicz The European Union countries were at the meeting at Brussels Comprehensive package of penalties against Belarus On the road. Among other things, European airspace and airports will be closed to Belarusian airlines. Airlines in the European Union should not fly over the country. According to the information, it was still open when the complete closure of the airspace should be applied.

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Members of the UN Security Council condemn the forced landing

Several current and former members of the United Nations Security Council condemned the landing of a Ryanair plane with more than 1,000 passengers in Minsk, which was forced by Belarus. She added that this means that we are in “a new and very dangerous stage of the campaign that the Belarusian authorities are waging to suppress their own people.” In a message From the United Nations Mission in Estonia, which he manages GermanyAnd the FranceAnd the IrelandAnd the BelgiumAnd the NorwayAnd the Great Britain And the United States of America Was supported.

France, Great Britain, and the United States are permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. EstoniaIreland and Norway are current members, and Belgium and Germany are former members. Together, they demanded an explanation of the incident and the release of Protasevi. A joint declaration by all fifteen members of the most powerful UN body failed, among other things, due to resistance from Russia.


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