Ryanair Diversion By Belarus Was 'state Piracy': EU Commissioner
Sumaira FH 17 days ago Mon 31st May 2021 | 11:00 PM
Vilnius, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 31st May, 2021 ) :The diversion of a Ryanair flight by Belarus last week was an act of "state piracy", EU commissioner Thierry Breton told AFP on Monday after meeting some of the passengers in Lithuania.
"It is an unacceptable event. There has been a hijack, not just of an EU plane with European passengers, but a hijack of European values and that we will not tolerate," he said.
Belarusian President Alexander "Lukashenko has brought Belarus on a path to self-destruction for the sake of personal power and glory," she said at a joint press conference with Kaljulaid.
"His regime is now a threat to regional and European security," she said.
Tikhanovskaya and Kaljulaid were both dressed in white and there were white and red flowers on display -- the colours of the former Belarusian flag which is now used by the opposition.