Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko believes that his country has acted correctly by diverting the plane’s course with the offer of opponent Roman Protasevich. “I have acted legally to protect the passengers,” the official Belta news agency quoted him as saying on Wednesday.
That Lukashenko was sending a MiG-29 fighter jet armed with missiles To make landing a plane mandatoryThe Belarusian president rejects a “lie.”
Lukashenko has also criticized European Union sanctions and the condemnations of the United Nations and NATO, among others. Our opponents at home and abroad have changed their methods of attacking our country. In doing so, they have crossed countless red lines, just like the limits of human understanding and morality, ” it seems so strongly.
Belarus was caught in the eye of the storm after Ryanair’s flight with Dissident journalist Roman Protasivits She made a forced stopover on board the plane in the Belarusian capital Minsk. Then the flight left Don Protasevich and his girlfriend, both of whom are detained in Belarus.
The European Union strongly condemned this action and took a whole series of sanctions against the Lukashenko regime. For example, European airlines should avoid Belarusian airspace for now. On Thursday, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will consider the incident, which is a violation of the 1944 Chicago Convention that established the rules for international aviation.
Russia will continue to support Lukashenko. According to the Kremlin, there is no reason not to believe the Belarusian interpretation of the derivative plane. “The Kremlin does not see any reason not to believe the statements of the Belarusian leadership,” said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.