Statement on the Hijacking of Ryanair Flight FR4978 by Belarus
Belarus Freedom Forum, on behalf of Belarusian-American communities, calls on President Biden, Vice President Harris, the US Congress, and the State Department to initiate an immediate international investigation, demand Belarusian cooperation with the international community, and set consequences for the actions of the Belarusian regime concerning the incident with Ryanair flight FR4978 from Athens to Vilnius on May 23, 2021.
ABA IN SUPPORT OF RAMAN PRATASEVICH
We, the Association of Belarusians in America (ABA), demand an immediate investigation and set consequences for the action of the Belarusian regime concerning the Ryanair FR4978 flight from Athens to Vilnius on May 23, 2021. The Belarusian authorities sent manipulative messages to the flight crew about a bomb threat, dispatched a MiG-29 fighter jet to accompany the Ryanair plane, and forced its emergency landing at the Minsk airport.