Belarus forces diversion to Minsk of Ryanair flight carrying a dissident in order to arrest him

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Ireland is expected to favour EU sanctions against Irish-registered companies leasing aircraft to Belarus, which has been accused of using Belavia to transport migrants into Europe.
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EU is close to imposing more sanctions on Belarus, targeting some 30 individuals and entities including the foreign minister and airline Belavia, with approval as early as next week.
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sn26567 wrote: 10 Nov 2021, 16:28 EU is close to imposing more sanctions on Belarus, targeting some 30 individuals and entities including the foreign minister and airline Belavia, with approval as early as next week.
Belavia says it does not operate, and has not operated, scheduled or charter services to any of the following countries subject of allegations regarding migrant trafficking: Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Myanmar, Pakistan and Syria. Does anyone believe them?

EU may look to also place restrictions on Aeroflot and Turkish Airlines in response to the migrant issue in Belarus. Both carriers denied the allegations.
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Belavia aircraft leasing contracts from EU lessors will end as soon as the bloc finalises its new round of sanctions against Belarus, says Ireland’s foreign minister.
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sn26567 wrote: 16 Nov 2021, 17:16 Belavia aircraft leasing contracts from EU lessors will end as soon as the bloc finalises its new round of sanctions against Belarus, says Ireland’s foreign minister.
Belavia announced that because of the sanctions, it reduced its aircraft fleet to 15, and by the summer season, it will replenish its fleet by purchasing aircraft in ownership and leasing from non-EU residents.

Belavia said that the new restrictions of the EU will not affect the ability to operate the flights that are already planned in the current schedule.
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Belarus will take similar measures against EU and UK air carriers, in response to EU sanctions against Belavia.
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The U.S. charged four Belarus officials with piracy in the forced landing of an airliner in Minsk, where an opposition journalist was seized.

https://www.aviation24.be/miscellaneous ... -may-2021/
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