Foreign Ministry: Western countries block the investigation of the Ryanair incident in Belarus postponed its consideration for a year, said the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova. This was reported by the Lenta.ru correspondent.
“Minsk appealed to ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization – approx.“ Lenta.ru ”) with a request for an early consideration of this issue , but a number of countries are trying to postpone this whole story, the discussion of this uncomfortable topic for them into a distant box. With their submission, the consideration was postponed to the next session, which will be held in 2022, “- said Zakharova.
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The representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is sure that the Western countries are doing everything to block the discussion of the issue with the landing of the plane, since “the topic was played out” – that is, all the necessary measures, including the imposition of economic and political sanctions against Belarus, have already been taken by the West.
< p> The representatives of Belarus were not even invited to the meeting at ICAO, at which the issue of investigating the case was considered. All this suggests that European politicians who conduct an aggressive policy towards Minsk have no real grounds for it, Zakharova believes.
On May 23, on behalf of the Belarusian special services, Ryanair's Boeing 737 was planted in the country. The pretext for the emergency landing of the liner was the information that a bomb had allegedly been planted on board. As soon as the plane landed in Minsk, Belarusian law enforcement officers detained the founder of the NEXTA Telegram channel Roman Protasevich, who was a passenger on this flight. At home, he is accused of creating an extremist group and calling for riots. Information about the detection or defusing of the bomb on board has not appeared. ICAO has launched an investigation into the incident.