The US authorities have been studying the ban for several weeks. However, this is a symbolic move, because there are not many American steps Planes Passenger airlines fly directly to Belarus.
Banning the sale of direct and bundled tickets to Belarus
u . transport department from the United States forbade both flights direct and community. The published statement said it was submitted after the Belarusian authorities intercepted a plane belonging to the airline and it was forced to land Ryan Air Flying over the territory of that country. On board the car was Belarusian opposition activist Roman Protasevich, who was arrested.
Similarly, in the event that overflying Belarus is recommended, most US air carriers use other air corridors over this part. Europe.
The bans and recommendations do not apply to cargo aircraft, such as the US global courier companies.
Ice force on a Ryanair plane with Roman Protasiewicz on board
On Sunday, May 23, the Belarusian services forced an emergency landing in Minsk of a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius. was on the plane Roman Protacevic, one of the founders of the opposition Nextta channel. The man and his partner, Sofia Sabiga, were arrested.
The case of the arrest of the opposition next.gazeta.pl Commented expert Dr. Adam Eberhart, Director of the Center for Oriental Studies, who said that “Lukashenka wants to strengthen the message to his community, to prove (…) that no one will be safe. Even if he is granted asylum abroad and does not come to Belarus, the intent is intimidation.