Belarus

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For most passengers on board Ryanair flight 4978 from Greece to Lithuania on Sunday, the news that the plane would instead touch down in the capital of Belarus represented an inconvenience. ...
The forced diversion of a Ryanair flight over Belarus threatens to undermine a set of safety procedures built up over decades between commercial airlines and the governments and militaries of countries they fly over, pilots and air-safety officials say. ...
President Biden called for an international investigation after an "outrageous incident" when the government of Belarus diverted a commercial airliner to arrest an opposition activist on board.  ...
Several countries in Europe have condemned Belarus for diverting a Ryanair flight in its airspace to arrest a dissident journalist on board. ...

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