5/25/2021, 10:40 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Opposition urges US to sanction Minsk over flight incident

Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya urged on Tuesday the United States and the G7 to increase pressure on Minsk by introducing new sanctions and isolating Lukashenko's regime over the recent forced landing of a Ryanair flight.

"The situation with the hijacking of the plane cannot be considered separately from other repressions and flagrant violations of human rights in Belarus," Tikhanovskaya said in a Telegram post following her call with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

Meanwhile, numerous airlines suspended flying in the Belarusian airspace after the incident, including Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Finnair as well as Singapore Airlines.

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