E.U. Leaders Agree More Sanctions On Belarus Over Plane Diversion

E.U. Leaders Agree More Sanctions On Belarus Over Plane Diversion

European Union leaders agreed to impose more sanctions on Belarus, including economic ones, called on their airlines to avoid Belarusian airspace, and authorized work to ban Belarusian airlines from European skies and airports.

Andrew H. Sweet
  • Meeting in Brussels, the 27 national leaders of the bloc demanded an immediate release of dissident Roman Protasevich and Sofia Sapega, and an investigation by the International Organization for Civilian Aviation into the incident during which Belarus forced a Ryanair flight to land in Minsk.
  • They expressed solidarity with their peer Latvia after it said it was expelling the Belarusian ambassador and all diplomats in a tit-for-tat response to Minsk, which had told the Baltic state's envoy to leave.

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