Belarus: Lukashenko says he acted ‘lawfully’ in plane diversion

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    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Wednesday he had acted “lawfully to protect people” by diverting a Ryanair flight over Belarusian airspace, an act that sparked a global outcry. Athens-to-Vilnius flight carrying a wanted opposition activist was forced to make a landing in Minsk on Sunday over a supposed bomb scare, prompting several EU carriers to stop flights over #Belarus. The leader, who has ruled over the ex-Soviet nation for over two decades, also said “attacks” on his country had crossed “red lines”. FRANCE 24 correspondent, Gulliver Cragg, tells us more.

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