The incident comes three days after the plane was flown back to Minsk on a plane carrying Roman rival Roman Protasevich.
Belarus accuses FranceAir piracyThe Belarusian plane flying from Minsk to Barcelona was forced to turn around after being denied its airspace.
«This is a completely defamatory fact and an immoral act. Honestly, this is practically air piracyBelarusian diplomatic spokeswoman Anatoly Glass said in a statement. The incident comes three days after a flight from Athens to Vilnius was rerouted to Minsk. Belarusian rival and accomplice arrested This led to Western condemnation and new EU sanctions.
Wednesday, May 26, the national company’s Minsk-Barcelona flight Belavia After taking off, I had to turn around just before entering Polish airspace. Accordingly Belavia,Three minutes before take-off, French aeronautical authorities deactivated the flight plan without informing the airline.Who learned this from the Polish air traffic controllers? French Flight Dispatchers “Requested an oral order from the French Prime Minister“, Added Belavia In a press release. “The gross disregard for the interests of those on board, and their safety, is astonishing“Anatoly Glass added that most of the passengers were EU citizens.”Direct violation of the standards of international law.
The European Union (EU) on Monday decided to close its airspace to Belarus in retaliation for the arrest of Belarus’ rival Roman Protasevich. Poland bans flights to Belarus on Wednesday evening
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