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Belarus has Intercepted a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius

  • 28-05-2021 10:25pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,404 ✭✭✭ old_aussie


    Belarus has sparked international outrage by intercepting a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius carrying Roman Protasevich and his girlfriend.

    The EU and free world will not be happy with this.

    Belarus's strongman President Alexander Lukashenko sparked international outrage by dispatching a fighter jet Sunday to intercept a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius carrying Protasevich, 26, and his girlfriend Sofia Sapega, 23.

    Putin is backing his ally Belarus.

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/parents-of-detained-belarusian-journalist-issue-plea-as-russia-blocks-airlines-for-avoiding-ally-s-airspace


    Mod - there is a fairly extensive thread in the Aviation forum on this topic already however posts about general politics are not permitted in it
    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2058188257

    For this reason this thread can stay open and the diverting of the flight, as well as the arrest of Roman Protasevich and Sofia Sapega can be discussed here. Stay on topic though, no generalizations or whataboutery


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 689 ✭✭✭ Recliner


    old_aussie wrote: »
    Belarus has sparked international outrage by intercepting a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius carrying Roman Protasevich and his girlfriend.

    The EU and free world will not be happy with this.

    Belarus's strongman President Alexander Lukashenko sparked international outrage by dispatching a fighter jet Sunday to intercept a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius carrying Protasevich, 26, and his girlfriend Sofia Sapega, 23.

    Putin backing it's ally Belarus.

    Just to say, you do realise this has been reported and much discussed already.

    Not new news.


  • Registered Users Posts: 390 ✭✭ tomtucker81


    old_aussie wrote: »
    Belarus has sparked international outrage by intercepting a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius carrying Roman Protasevich and his girlfriend.

    The EU and free world will not be happy with this.

    Belarus's strongman President Alexander Lukashenko sparked international outrage by dispatching a fighter jet Sunday to intercept a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius carrying Protasevich, 26, and his girlfriend Sofia Sapega, 23.

    Putin is backing his ally Belarus.

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/parents-of-detained-belarusian-journalist-issue-plea-as-russia-blocks-airlines-for-avoiding-ally-s-airspace

    Did this not happen about 4 days ago? The Eu has already banned flights from Belarus from its airspace and international carriers are now avoiding Belarusian airapace and not flying to the country


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,107 ✭✭✭✭ Junkyard Tom


    Europe needs to get its **** together on some sort of security/defence pact and Ireland should be in it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,404 ✭✭✭ old_aussie


    Searched Boards for Ryanair, found no results for this.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 11,987 Mod ✭✭✭✭ riffmongous


    Not again, the absolute cheek of them


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,377 ✭✭✭✭ For Forks Sake


    Have I gone back in time again?


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 11,987 Mod ✭✭✭✭ riffmongous


    Have I gone back in time again?

    Again?

    I hope you remember what it was you're supposed to change this time round


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,469 ✭✭✭ SouthWesterly


    Not again, the absolute cheek of them

    Typical MOL to flout EU directives and break the ban


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 11,987 Mod ✭✭✭✭ riffmongous


    Typical MOL to flout EU directives and break the ban

    Too cheap to fly round


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,995 ✭✭✭ mcmoustache


    Europe needs to get its **** together on some sort of security/defence pact and Ireland should be in it.


    Europe needs to understand that they're being attacked in the first place. There's also the small problem of certain current and former European leaders being already in the pocket of the Russians.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,260 ✭✭✭✭ TheValeyard


    Again?

    I hope you remember what it was you're supposed to change this time round

    He cant. We're stuck in a loop.

    Fcuk Putin. Glory to Ukraine!



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,161 ✭✭✭✭ Donald Trump


    Breaking news just in:

    Germany are after invading Poland.

    Der Fuhrer, Mr. Hitler, said he wants some lebensraum for his people.


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