Belarus airline chief decries airspace restrictions by EU states

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – The head of Belarusian national airline Belavia on Saturday condemned as “despicable” the decision by numerous EU countries to impose airspace restrictions on the carrier following the forced landing of a passenger jet in Minsk. Most of Belarus’s neighbours and many other European nations have banned Belavia flights amid outrage over Sunday’s forced landing of a Ryanair jet en route to Lithuania from Greece and the arrest of a dissident journalist on board. The EU has proposed closing its airspace to state-owned Belavia and stopping it from landing at EU airports. In a post …

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