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Kremlin dismisses notion of alleged Russian involvement in Belarus plane incident

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Tuesday that any suggestion Russia was somehow involved in the forced landing of a commercial flight in Belarus to detain a dissident journalist was not worth responding to and fuelled by anti-Russian sentiment. Belarus on Sunday scrambled a warplane to escort a Ryanair passenger jet carrying Protasevich, a journalist critical of Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, in an act denounced by Western powers as “state piracy”. British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Monday that while the situation was unclear, it was difficult to believe that Russia w…

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