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    An attack on democracy, an attack on freedom of expression, and an attack on European sovereignty. That’s how European leaders have been describing

    the state-organized hijacking of a Ryanair flight between two EU member countries. After Belarusian authorities forced the aircraft to land in Minsk, activist and journalist Roman Protasevich was bundled away amid fears for his life. So, how should the EU respond? And what is Vladimir Putin’s role in this apparently brazen piracy?

    On To the Point, we ask: Lukashenko orders kidnapping: But is Putin pulling the strings?

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