According to Europeans, the plane was arrested, and Roman Protassevich, an opponent of the regime on board, was arrested. Minsk insisted that it intervened after the bomb threat.
A new impasse between Minsk and European capitals. Belarus pledged on Monday, May 24, that it would intercept a commercial flight to take legal action after receiving a bomb threat. It rejected the accusations of Europeans who suspected that Minsk had hijacked the plane to arrest opponents.
“There is no doubt that the actions of our competent agency comply with international rules”, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated on its website that it rejected “Baseless accusation” European countries, accused “Politicization” Emergencies
Roman Protassevich, 26, the former editor-in-chief of Nexta, the influential Belarusian opposition media, and his partner Sofia Sapéga, were in Minsk on Sunday afternoon due to a fake bomb. He was arrested after an emergency landing at the airport when he was flying on a Ryanair plane. Threatened. In the evening, the Greek-European Union Baltic State Lithuania’s communication device resumed its flight without Mr. Protassevich or his companions.
The latter was a law student at the European University of Humanities and Sciences (EHU) established in Minsk in 1992, but since 2004, under the force of the Belarusian authorities, she has transferred her activities to neighboring Lithuania.
Aer Lingus boss Michael O’Leary said on Monday that it is believed that a Belarusian Security Service (KGB) agent has appeared on the plane. “The intention of the authorities seems to be to deport a journalist and people traveling with him”, He explained on Irish radio Newstalk.