Diverted Ryanair flight lands in Lithuania after journalist arrested in Minsk

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “Diverted Ryanair flight lands in Lithuania after journalist arrested in Minsk” – below is their description.

    Passengers who were onboard a Ryanair flight which was allegedly diverted to Minsk by the Belarusian President have been speaking to reporters after landing at their final destination in Lithuania.

    It comes after opposition journalist Roman Protasevich was arrested when the flight was forced to land in Minsk – escorted by a fighter jet.

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    Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania, is a country in the Baltic region of Europe. Lithuania is one of the Baltic states. Lithuania has an estimated population of 2.8 million people as of 2019. The capital and largest city is Vilnius and other major cities are Kaunas and Klaipėda. Lithuanians are Balts. The official language, Lithuanian, is one of only two living languages in the Baltic branch of the Indo-European language family, the other being Latvian.

    On 11 March 1990, a year before the formal dissolution of the Soviet Union, Lithuania became the first Baltic state to proclaim its independence, resulting in the restoration of the independent State of Lithuania.

    Lithuania is a developed country with an advanced, high-income economy. Lithuania is a member of the European Union, the Council of Europe, eurozone, Schengen Agreement, NATO and OECD. It is also a member of the Nordic Investment Bank, part of Nordic-Baltic cooperation of Northern European countries, and is classified as a Northern European country by the United Nations.

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