"Choral singing" is heard from the countries, who actively supported anti-state demonstrations and actions of the Belarusian opposition. This is due to today's events in Minsk, at whose airport, as reported by "Voennoye Obozreniye" earlier, the plane landed, en route from the capital of Greece to Vilnius.
on board, both originally reported, there could be an explosive device. When the airliner entered Belarusian airspace, to accompany him, according to the regulations, a fighter was raised. We are talking about the MiG-29 of the Belarusian Air Force.
After the plane landed in the air harbor of Minsk, the board was checked. No explosive device detected. But Roman Protasevich, the former editor-in-chief of the opposition Telegram channel NEXTA, was “discovered” there., who coordinated the Belarusian protests and clashes with law enforcement officers. Protasevich was on the Belarusian wanted list.
One of the first to react to this was the "national leader of Belarus" (she calls herself exactly that) Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, located in Vilnius, where did Protasevich fly. According to her,, "The regime endangered passengers and all civil aviation". After Tikhanovskaya urged to exclude RB from ICAO.
Then another person from Vilnius took the floor – President of Lithuania, providing the fugitive Tikhanovskaya "living space". Gintaras Nauseda demanded that Minsk release Protasevich, threatened with capital punishment. It should be noted, that Protasevich in Belarus is being held under articles on terrorism and incitement to a coup.
We are waiting for the immediate release of passenger Protasevich, so that he can continue the flight to Vilnius.
Lithuanian President appealed to EU and NATO partners for this purpose, so that they "react too".
Nauseda's advice was heeded in Warsaw, from where statements about "illegal actions of Minsk" are also heard. strangely, what when, eg, U.S. forces planes and arrests wanted people, then no one from the "mighty democratic handful" proposes to exclude the USA from ICAO, nor does he send angry messages to Washington demanding the release of the detainees.
used photos:President of Lithuania, Facebook / Svetlana Tikhanovskaya