Belarus plane hijacking

Discussion in 'Coffee House' started by Krizevac, May 25, 2021.

  1. Krizevac

    Krizevac Archangels

    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?
     
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  2. Steve79

    Steve79 Principalities

    Well, sitting in the wrong plane can be dangerous, at least it is not the first time something like this happened:

    Bolivian President Evo Morales's plane had to be diverted to Austria
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-23156360

    Ukraine returns passenger jet en route to Minsk back to Kyiv airport
    https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-po...ger-jet-en-route-minsk-back-kyiv-airport.html

    Turkey Forces Syrian Passenger Plane to Land

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10000872396390444799904578047921668888326

    The extent of the media outrage mostly has to do with who did it.
    Recently i read somewhere:
    "It is not the media standards that bother me, but the double standards of the media"
     
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  3. Krizevac

    Krizevac Archangels

    That would explain Russia's accusation of hypocrisy. Doesn't make me any less shocked though.
     
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