The United States strongly condemned Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko after a RyanAir flight flying from Greece to Lithuania was forced to land in the capital city of Minsk where a journalist critical of the regime was taken off the plane:

Thread on what’s going on:

Poland’s prime minister called for sanctions on Belarus over what he called a “hijacking” and “state terrorism”:

And EU Commission President said there will be “consequences” for this “outrageous and illegal behavior”:

So, did Belarus get help from Russia?

FWIW, Russia Today’s editor in chief said she’s envious of how Belarus acted:

Oh. . .

We’ll keep you posted.

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Tags: Belarus