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EU agrees on new Belarus sanctions after plane arrest

Western countries accused Belarus of “hijacking” the Ryanair plane.

EU agrees on new Belarus sanctions after plane arrest

EU agrees on new Belarus sanctions after plane arrest photo credit: canva

The EU has decided to ban Belarusian airlines from European skies after a flight was diverted to Minsk on Sunday and a dissident journalist was arrested.

Brussels

At a meeting in Brussels, the leaders of the 27 member states also told EU airlines not to fly over Belarus and promised further economic sanctions.

Roman Protasevich (26) was on a flight from Greece to Lithuania which was then rerouted over a supposed bomb threat, leading to his arrest.

Western countries accused Belarus of “hijacking” the Ryanair plane.

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