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Barriers stop the flight to oppose Belarus

Barriers stop the flight to oppose Belarus

However, Tikhanovskaya, who lives in exile in Lithuania, supports the no-fly zone and says that Belarusians cannot blame anyone or anything other than President Alexander Lukashenko and his authoritarian government.

– She told Agence France-Presse that it was the regime that crossed borders several times for the sake of the logical and moral world.

New demonstrations?

On Sunday, the Belarusian authorities forced a Ryanair plane to land in Minsk. On board the plane were regime critic Roman Protasevi and his girlfriend, law student Sophia Sapiga, who had been arrested and are still being held.

The European Union has responded by urging airlines to avoid Belarusian airspace and is also planning more sanctions against the regime.

Meanwhile, the opposition in the country is ready to organize new demonstrations in Belarus, according to a statement.

‘Reply forcefully’

In order to get those persecuted by the regime out, the opposition will find new solutions, says Tishanovskaya, who wants to see increased penalties against those in power.

– They have to submit a request to the judges, prosecutors, the police and the security forces – all those who were involved in the suppression of the people and those responsible for what happened to the plane (on Sunday).

It says foreign companies that somehow help or finance the Lukashenko system should also be subject to targeted sanctions.

The job of democratic states is to show that they will respond forcefully to the regime.