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Belarus ‘hijacks’ Ryanair plane and arrests opponent, sparking U.S. and European outrage
© Cyprus Mail | Belarus ‘hijacks’ Ryanair plane and arrests opponent, sparking U.S. and European outrage

Belarusian authorities scrambled a fighter jet and flagged what turned out to be a false bomb alert to force a Ryanair plane to land on Sunday and then detained an opposition-minded journalist who was on board, drawing condemnation from Europe and the United States.
In what was described by some EU leaders as a hijacking, the passenger plane flying from Athens to Lithuania was suddenly diverted to Minsk, the capital of Belarus, escorted there by a Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jet. On its….. Read More On: Cyprus Mail

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