This was a shocking act. But, where does this leave Russia? Putin has previously shown support for Lukashenko and a statement from Russia's foreign minister yesterday expressed surprise that the EU are shocked at this act, accusing them of hypocrisy. What now? If Russia approves of this action, is Russian airspace safe to fly over? A plane flying over Belarus between two European capitals is diverted to land in Belarus under the pretext of a bomb threat, accompanied by a military jet, just to arrest a journalist opposed to the regime. Russia doesn't have a problem with that. I must be pretty naive because I am still shocked, two days later. Does anyone see this escalating?