European Council calls for aviation ban and ICAO investigation of Ryanair forced landing in Belarus

    European Council issued (24-May-2021) a strong condemnation of the forced landing of a Ryanair flight in MinskBelarus, on 23-May-2021. Among a variety of actions, the European Council called on ICAO to urgently investigate this unprecedented and unacceptable incident; called on all EU-based carriers to avoid overflight of Belarus; called on the Council to adopt the necessary measures to ban overflight of EU airspace by Belarusian airlines and prevent access to EU airports of flights operated by such airlines. [more – original PR]

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