There may be rising worldwide outrage towards Belarus for what”s being described because the ‘hijacking’ of a passenger aircraft carrying an opposition activist. The RyanAir flight from Athens was diverted and compelled to land in Minsk, the place Roman Protasevich was detained.
The aircraft was then allowed to proceed to its vacation spot in Lithuania — however the diplomatic fallout has solely simply begun — with the US demanding Protasevich’s launch and European leaders set to debate new sanctions once they meet in Brussels right now.
Dr. Nigel Gould-Davies in London. He is a Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia on the Worldwide Institute for Strategic Research and likewise the previous British Ambassador to Belarus. He instructed Euronews that he is “shocked and shocked” by Sunday’s incident:
“I believe he is sending numerous messages. The primary is that he actually does not care what the worldwide neighborhood thinks. Second – an unintentional message if you happen to like – is how insecure he feels. He went to monumental bother with a view to get a single, on-line journalist. That’s how unconfident he’s in his home assist. And along with that, he is additionally sending the message that nobody is secure from Belarusian oppression, even when they depart the nation.”
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