Tag: Ryanair

Isolation Pushes Belarus’s Lukashenko Closer to Russia’s Putin

MOSCOW—The increasing political and economic isolation of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is pushing the beleaguered leader closer to Russia, providing an opening for Russian President...

Belarus President Defends Plane Diversion, Defying Pressure From West

MOSCOW—Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko accused the West of launching a hybrid war against his country and unfairly demonizing him for diverting a Ryanair flight over...

Belarus Faces EU Flight Ban for Grounding Ryanair Plane With Dissident

European Union leaders agreed to impose a new round of sanctions against Belarus and ban its airlines from entering the bloc’s airspace and airports, a...

Explainer: What was behind diversion of a Ryanair flight to Belarus?

The diversion of a Ryanair flight to Lithuania by Belarus, leading to the arrest of an opposition journalist who was a passenger, has sparked international...

Belarus scrambles jet to force plane to land and arrests opponent, sparking fury

Authorities in Belarus scrambled a fighter jet and flagged what turned out to be a false bomb alert to force a Ryanair plane to land...

Belarus Jet Forces Ryanair Plane to Land in Minsk

MOSCOW—Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko scrambled a jet fighter to force a Ryanair commercial aircraft to land in Minsk, where a Belarusian journalist and opposition activist...