Belarus plane diversion comes amid Lukashenko’s ‘even tighter crackdown’ on opposition

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    While the forced landing of a Ryanair plane in Belarus is sparked anger among EU leaders, Russia said Minsk took a “reasonable” approach. That plane was travelling from Athens, Greece to Vilnius, Lithuania when Belarusian authorities flagged what turned out to be a false bomb alert, forcing the plane to land in Minsk. Once on the ground, authorities arrested opposition activist Roman Protasevich, who was among the passengers.

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