12 June 2021
2 week ago
Pro-Lukashenka Telegram channels published video statement by Raman Protasevich. He says he has no health problems, he is in the main Minsk pre-trial detention facility
Lufthansa says it is suspending operations in Belarus air space
2 week ago
Russian and Belarusian Prime Ministers discussed situation with Ryanair aircraft in a phone call
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte calls on KLM to stop flying over Belarus after the forced landing of a RyanAir flight and the arrest of an opposition activist who was on board that aircraft
2 week ago
Ukraine will completely suspend flights to or via Belarus - Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council
EU summit condemns Belarus' forced landing of Ryanair flight, says: Protasevich and Sapaga must be immediately released; To adopt more individual sanctions as soon as possible; Calls on all EU-based carriers to avoid Belarusian airspace
Commission President Von der Leyen says that there is a 3 billion euro package ready for a democratic Belarus. the package might be presented to EU foreign ministers in June
"I don't have a new definition of what happened here," responds @PressSec when asked by @weijia if the @Ryanair incident was a "hijacking"
"There's not been an update, I don't believe," replies @PressSec when asked if it's safe for US airlines to fly over Belarus
2 week ago
His national security team briefed @POTUS this morning on Belarus, says @PressSec, calling the @Ryanair incident "a shocking act" but "we have nothing to read out at this point" on consultations with EU partners
2 week ago
Latvia in response expels the Ambassador of Belarus and all diplomats
2 week ago
The Belarusian authorities demanded that all employees of the Latvian embassy leave the country, said the head of the country's Foreign Ministry Vladimir Makei. Latvia will be allowed to leave only one administrative and technical employee to care for the building.
2 week ago
Ukraine will cease air connection with Belarus. Planes flying from and to Ukraine will have to avoid Belarus airspace
2 week ago
British government orders UK aircraft to avoid Belarus airspace, suspends operating permit of country's flag carrier Belavia
Josep Borrell Fontelles: Spoke with Sviatlana @Tsihanouskaya following yesterday's coercive act by the Belarusian government, which crossed another red line jeopardising safety of passengers and plane crew in their blatant action to detain a Belarusian activist. EUCO will discuss next steps
PM @MorawieckiM on the hijacking of a civilian plane in Minsk: It was an act of state terrorism made by Belarus. At the EUCO, I will propose a suspension of all EU-Belarus flights until Raman Pratasiewicz and the unjustly detained Poles are released
Lh1487 is now airborne in Minsk2 week ago
Lh1487 is now airborne in Minsk
2 week ago
The aircraft of the Belarusian Air Force did not force the Ryanair board to turn around at the state border, the commander of the Air Force and Air Defense Forces say
2 week ago
Minsk airport says no threat found after threat at Lufthansa aircraft. To depart shortly
2 week ago
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya says that Raman Protasevich's girlfriend Sofiya Sapieha is at Akrestsina jail
2 week ago
Minsk airport says they have received terrorist attack threat against Lufthansa LH1487 Minsk-Frankfurt via email
The EU summoned the ambassador of Belarus due to the incident with the plane.
Minsk airport: all passengers of Lufthansa Minsk-Frankfurt ordered to de-board the plane for additional baggage check2 week ago
Minsk airport: all passengers of Lufthansa Minsk-Frankfurt ordered to de-board the plane for additional baggage check
FM of Lithuania: Unprecedented threats from BY government which hijacked Ryanair plane on 23/05 requires immediate response: LT citizens strongly advised against travel to BY & flights over BY banned. Today we shall seek further unequivocal measures together with our EU allies
Gitanas Nausėda:After Belarus government took terrorist action by hijacking a passenger aircraft, together with Presidents of Latvia @valstsgriba & Estonia @KerstiKaljulaid we agreed to insist on the Belarusian airspace to be declared unsafe. The EU airspace should also be closed for Belarusian airlines
2 week ago
The Belarusian authorities are ready to provide all information on the incident with the Ryanair aircraft, - Russian FM Lavrov says
2 week ago
The Russian Foreign Ministry denies that they are doing nothing regarding the detention of a Russian woman in Minsk
NATO ambassadors will tomorrow discuss Belarus and the forced landing of the Ryanair plane
Rossiya - Special Flight Squadron (Russian Government) passenger jet descending for Minsk, Belarus from Moscow.  RSD032 is Tu-214 RA-64521 14FC092 week ago
Rossiya - Special Flight Squadron (Russian Government) passenger jet descending for Minsk, Belarus from Moscow. RSD032 is Tu-214 RA-64521 14FC09
Wizz Air flight from Kyiv to Tallinn avoiding Belarus airspace2 week ago
Wizz Air flight from Kyiv to Tallinn avoiding Belarus airspace
2 week ago
Lukashenka banned journalists from reporting on unauthorised protests and banned everyone from collecting money to pay protesters' fines
2 week ago
Lukashenka signed a law that, in the event of threats to national security, gives the Belarusian authorities the right to restrict the operation of telecommunication networks
2 week ago
The Russian embassy says it is checking reports on the detention of a Russian woman in Minsk yesterday
2 week ago
Russia will not leave Belarus alone in trouble - Lavrov
2 week ago
Lukashenka signed laws prohibiting journalists from participating in and organizing mass events
2 week ago
Russia is concerned about the calls of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya to mobilize protests in the republic, - says Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
2 week ago
The Belarusian authorities have recognized more than 50 channels and chats in Telegram as extremist.
2 week ago
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson says reaction of the West on the incident with the Ryanair plane in Belarus is shocking
2 week ago
Minsk considers harsh statements by the EU on the situation with the plane premature, - the Foreign Ministry said
Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary:  It appears the intent of the authorities was to remove a journalist and his travelling companion, and we believe there were also some KGB agents offloaded off the aircraft.This was a case of state-sponsored hijacking, state-sponsored piracy2 week ago
Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary: "It appears the intent of the authorities was to remove a journalist and his travelling companion, and we believe there were also some KGB agents offloaded off the aircraft.This was a case of state-sponsored hijacking, state-sponsored piracy"
Belarus flight diversion 'aviation piracy': Irish foreign minister
EU leaders are meeting today to discuss Belarus after a flight from Greece to Lithuania carrying an opposition activist was diverted to Minsk, a top European official saying: "Those responsible for the Ryanair hijacking must be sanctioned"
2 week ago
MP of Ukrainian Parliament Shevchenko was expelled from the "Servant of the People" faction after his support of Lukashenka actions
Prime Minister's @IngridaSimonyte Statement on a civilian plane and its passengers detained by military force in Minsk
AirBaltic is already started to fly around Belarus after yesterday's hijacking of a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius2 week ago
AirBaltic is already started to fly around Belarus after yesterday's hijacking of a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius
2 week ago
AirBaltic is now flying around Belarusian airspace
US Sec of State Blinken condemns Belarus' Lukashenka government forced downing of Ryanair flight & arrest of journalist Roman Protasevich. Says US coordinating response with EU
Ursula von der Leyen:The outrageous and illegal behaviour of the government in Belarus will have consequences. Those responsible for the Ryanair hijacking must be sanctioned. Journalist Roman Protasevich must be released immediately. EUCO will discuss tomorrow action to take
Lithuanian PM Ingrida Šimonytė is in the airport in Vilnius where crowds have gathered to greet the plane from Minsk.There is information that 2 Belarusian citizens and 4 Russians didn't arrive. Another Belarusian citizen is Raman's friend with whom he was flying back to Vilnius
Jens Stoltenberg: Closely monitoring forcible landing in Belarus of flight to Vilnius & reported detention of opposition figure Roman Protasevich. This is a serious & dangerous incident which requires international investigation. Belarus must ensure safe return of crew & all passengers
Ryanair landed in Vilnius
2 week ago
Statement from @Ryanair to @VOANews on the incident involving FR4978
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda:Unprecedented event. A civilian passenger plane flying to Vilnius was forcibly landed in Minsk. Belarusian political activist & founder of @NEXTA_EN was on the plane. He is arrested. Belarusian government is behind the abhorrent action. I demand to free Roman Protasevič urgently
Lithuanian FM: Disturbing news regarding @Ryanair plane from Athens to Vilnius forced landing in Minsk. Working with international partners to secure safe passage back to Vilnius for all passengers
Tsikhaunovskaya: regime forced the landing @Ryanair plane in Minsk to arrest journalist and activist Raman Pratasevich. He faces the death penalty in Belarus. We demand immediate release of Raman, @ICAO investigation, and sanctions against Belarus
2 week ago
Russian media report a Belarusian fighter jet was sent to escort Nexta founder's plane, on Lukshenko's orders
Belarus media reporting that a @Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius, while over Belarus airspace was ordered to land in Minsk, where a journalist critical of the Lukashenka government was taken from the plane and detained. Some reports say a fighter jet was also used2 week ago
Belarus media reporting that a @Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius, while over Belarus airspace was ordered to land in Minsk, where a journalist critical of the Lukashenka government was taken from the plane and detained. Some reports say a fighter jet was also used
Ryanair Boeing 737 FR4978 Athens-Vilnius landed after bomb threat at the Minsk National Airport. Roman Protasevich, ex chief editor of @NEXTA_EN, was on the board. He is reported to be detained2 week ago
Ryanair Boeing 737 FR4978 Athens-Vilnius landed after bomb threat at the Minsk National Airport. Roman Protasevich, ex chief editor of @NEXTA_EN, was on the board. He is reported to be detained
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