Belarus hit with sanctions as world leaders react to ‘hijacked’ flight

6 monate vor


European Union leaders have agreed to impose economic sanctions on Belarus. They have also called on their airlines to avoid the former Soviet republic's airspace, while authorising work to ban Belarusian airlines from European skies and airports. 'Belarus used its control over its airspace in order to perpetrate a state hijacking, therefore the safety and security of flights through Belarus airspace can no longer be trusted,' said the head of the bloc's executive, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen EU imposes new economic sanctions on Belarus over ‘hijacked’ flight Passengers tell of panic and fear after plane diverted by Belarus
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