24 September 2021
US sanctions against Belarus being considered, @POTUS tells reporters before boarding Marine One
Belarus will close its embassy in Canada4 month ago
Belarus will close its embassy in Canada
Diplomats say Estonia, France and Ireland have requested closed discussions (AOB format) on Wednesday on the forced landing of @Ryanair flight & arrest of Belarusian opposition activist Roman Protasevich & student Sofia Sapega. Will follow morning meeting on Syria
USAF RQ4 Global Hawk FORTE10 on the route to Eastern Ukraine near Belarusian border after mission over Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania4 month ago
USAF RQ4 Global Hawk FORTE10 on the route to Eastern Ukraine near Belarusian border after mission over Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
4 month ago
Russian woman Sofia Sapega detained in Belarus is suspected of committing crimes in August-September 2020, she was detained for 72 hours - Russian Foreign Ministry
4 month ago
Spokesperson of Lukashenka says he will make a statement to Parliament
4 month ago
In Belarus, Minsk airport released the readout of the communication with the diverted @Ryanair flight on 23 May. The Belarusian air traffic control claimed they were informed that an IED was on board which was to detonate over Vilnius
4 month ago
Opposition politician Pavel Severinets, who was detained weeks before massive protests broke out in August, was sentenced this morning to seven years in a high-security prison
4 month ago
No connection to three employees of Tut.by since 11:30, according to the telegram channel of the editorial office. Journalist of department 42 Denis Burkovsky and editors of the SMM department Ale Burkovskaya and Maxim Pushkin
Vilnius City Hall, following Riga, raised white-red-white Belarusian flag
EUCO President tweets a map with reduced air traffic over Belarus: "Europe in action"
4 month ago
Belarus has sent a note of protest to Ukraine over the termination of flights
4 month ago
A research exercise will be held in Belarus with the latest weapons of the Air Force and Air Defense Forces
4 month ago
Preparation for CSTO exercises is carried out taking into account the current situation - CSTO chief of staff
NATO ambassadors meet this afternoon where Belarus has been added to the agenda. SecGen @jensstoltenberg calls the forced landing a dangerous, unacceptable "state hijacking" exemplifying the government's crackdown on human rights/media freedom. He says Pratasevic must be freed
4 month ago
According to this @ru_rbc report, Belarus earned some $50-70 million per year in air traffic control fees from transit. Also, the share of transit passengers at state owned @Belavia_by airline was ~50%. End of EU & Ukraine flights will have big impact
EU leaders demand immediate release of Belarus dissident, urge bloc's airlines to avoid Belarus airspace
Conclusions on Belarus adopted at EUCO chaired by @eucopresident
The final EUCO conclusions on Belarus stronger than the initial drafts that only referred to "additional listing" - now we have "further targeted economic sanctions" as well
KLM stops flying over Belarus after a call from Rutte
4 month 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
4 month 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
4 month 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
4 month 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
4 month ago
Latvia in response expels the Ambassador of Belarus and all diplomats
4 month 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.
4 month ago
Ukraine will cease air connection with Belarus. Planes flying from and to Ukraine will have to avoid Belarus airspace
4 month 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 Minsk4 month ago
Lh1487 is now airborne in Minsk
4 month 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
4 month ago
Minsk airport says no threat found after threat at Lufthansa aircraft. To depart shortly
4 month ago
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya says that Raman Protasevich's girlfriend Sofiya Sapieha is at Akrestsina jail
4 month 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 check4 month 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
4 month ago
The Belarusian authorities are ready to provide all information on the incident with the Ryanair aircraft, - Russian FM Lavrov says
4 month ago
The Russian Foreign Ministry denies that they are doing nothing regarding the detention of a Russian woman in Minsk
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