After Minsk forced a Ryanair plane to land to arrest an opposition journalist, European leaders decided on Monday to impose new sanctions on Belarus and close European airspace.
The decision to impose new sanctions on Belarus was done behind closed doors, and given the slow progress of European institutions, it was a quick and sensitive response to the scandalous actions of the Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko, who had been sent by Alexander Lukashenko. A MIG fighter intercepting a passenger plane. He is the opposition blogger Roman Protashevich (Roman Protashevich).
Many European leaders strongly condemned the actions of Belarus, some of whom called them “hijacking” and “national pirates.”
In its conclusion, the European Council called for the immediate release of Protasevic and his girlfriend Sofia Sapega. The Council requested the International Civil Aviation Organization to conduct an urgent investigation.
It is seeking other economic sanctions against Belarus and urges EU airlines to avoid entering Belarusian airspace. Aircraft flying from Belarus is prohibited from flying in EU airspace.