The capture of the founder of NEXTA Telegram channel, Roman Protasevich by Belarus Authorities
🇧🇾⚡The Belarus authorities landed a Ryan air plane, which was flying from Athens to Vilnius,in order to arrest the owner of telegram channel NEXTA Roman Protasevich. A mig-29 was made airborne by the orders of commander in chief Lukashenko to escort the plane to minsk.
⚡ The founder of the NEXTA Telegram channel, Roman Protasevich, is not facing the death penalty
▫️Art. 293 (organization of mass riots)
▫️ Article 342 (organization of group actions that grossly violate public order)
They do not speak of capital punishment
🇧🇾 The Belarusian MiG-29, which was made airborne to escort the Ryanair aircraft, returned to the Baranovichi airfield
"Air-to-air missiles 4 R-73L and 2 R-27R, with PTB-1500 can be seen on" suspensions "
❌As a result of that action :
🇪🇺⚡️🇧🇾 European airlines, one after another, refuse to use the airspace of Belarus and cancel their flights to Minsk. But this is only the beginning, while only the landing of the Ryanair plane has been introduced. Sanctions for the landing of ex-chief editor of Nekhta Roman Protasevich are still ahead.
🇫🇷 Air France (France) and 🇫🇮 Finnair (Finland) suspend flights in the airspace of Belarus
🇭🇺 The Hungarian airline Wizz Air changed the route from Kiev to Vilnius
🇦🇹 Austrian Airlines stopped flights over Belarus
🇺🇦 Ukraine suspended flights with Belarus from 00:00 on May 26
In addition, 9 countries have already initiated the cancellation of flights over Belarus and the cancellation of flights to and from the country. The proposal was signed by representatives of the 🇨🇿 Czech Republic, 🇩🇪 Germany, 🇱🇻 Latvia, 🇵🇱 Poland, 🇪🇪 Estonia, 🇺🇲 USA, 🇮🇪 Ireland, 🇱🇹 Lithuania and 🇬🇧 Great Britain
This will certainly increase flight time and financial costs.
At the next 🇪🇺 EU meeting, which will be held on May 24, they will discuss the refusal of all flights over the territory of Belarus.
🇧🇾 The sky map after the decisions of Western airlines to suspend flights over Belarus now looks like this
There are only two Chinese aircraft and two private planes in the sky.
🇫🇷⚡🇧🇾 France suspended the permission for flights of Belavia and asked local airlines to avoid the airspace of Belarus. This was announced by the Minister of Transport of France Jean-Baptiste Djebbari.
Earlier, flights over Belarus were banned by Britain, Sweden and the Netherlands.