U.S. condemns Belarus for forcing down passenger plane to arrest foe

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday condemned Belarus for forcing down a civilian airliner over its airspace in order to arrest a dissident on the flight.

Faking a bomb threat, Belarus used fighter aircraft to force down a Ryanair flight and arrest journalist Raman Pratasevich.

“The United States strongly condemns the forced diversion of a

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