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    The president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has defended his decision to force a Ryanair plane to land in Minsk in order to arrest a journalist and critic who was on board.

    The EU and the UK have imposed new sanctions on Belarus following the detention of Roman Protasevich and his girlfriend.

    Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Moscow correspondent Sarah Rainsford.

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