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Slovenia condemns forcible jet landing in Belarus

By: P.T., STA

Senior Slovenian officials condemned actions by Belarus after a Ryanair flight was forced to land in Minsk.

PM Janez Janša wrote on Twitter that he supported a proposal by Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki for an expansion of the agenda of today’s summit of EU leaders. “Sanctions have to include everything the #Lukashenko #regime is using to legitimize itself. Sports events included.” President Borut Pahor called for an independent investigation of the event, and FM Anže Logar labelled the incident as state terrorism that violated practically all international customs and norm. The Association of Slovenian Journalists (DNS) also condemned what it sees as unacceptable actions by the Belarusian authorities.

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