Estonia bans Belarusian planes from traveling through its airspace and landing on its territory

Estonia bans Belarusian planes from traveling through its airspace and landing on its territory

Madrid, May 27. (Europe Press) –

Estonia announced, Thursday, its decision to ban air traffic and land on its territory on Belarusian Airlines, as a result of the forced diversion of the Ryanair plane, which was forced to land in Minsk to arrest a Belarusian dissident.

The former minister affirmed that “by hijacking a passenger plane that was heading from Athens to Vilnius and arresting a journalist who criticized the government and his girlfriend, the Belarusian regime committed an act of state terrorism and must bear responsibility for these acts.” Estonian Minister Kaga Kalas.

In turn, Kalas added that the European Union continues to work to launch additional new economic sanctions against Belarusian officials and companies associated with the government of Alexander Lukashenko in the shortest possible time, according to Estonian newspaper “Postimis”.

On 23 May, a plane from the Irish company Ryanair was forced to fly from Athens to Vilna, the capital of Lithuania, to land in Minsk, where the exiled opposition journalist Raman Protasevich and his Russian girlfriend, Sophia Sabega, were arrested by a Belarusian. authorities.

Class’s announcement comes days after the European Union announced its intention to close its airspace to Belarus, a measure that other countries such as Slovakia, Poland, the United Kingdom and Latvia have already agreed to.

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