USA finally banned the sale of air tickets to Belarus
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has finally banned the sale of tickets for air travel between the United States and Belarus, writes Voice of America.
It all started when a Ryanair flight was forcibly landed in Belarus and a dissident journalist Roman Protasevich was arrested on board.
Office June 29 issued an advance directive, which also mentioned a possible ban on ticket sales, after the US State Department determined that restricting travel between the United States and Belarus is in Washington's foreign policy interests.
The order came into force on July 1... It also applies when the airline sells tickets on a route that includes flights operated by other carriers.
The US government has pondered the move for several weeks, but it is generally symbolic, as US travel services sell relatively few tickets for flights to Belarus.
The Air Line Pilots Association strongly supported the ban, noting that "an aggressive and unjustified interception of a passenger plane over Belarus is a flagrant violation of obligations and demonstratively violates accepted norms of international behavior."
The Association called on the State Department to apply all possible sanctions to encourage the Belarusian authorities to admit their guilt and apologize for their actions.
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“It is necessary to send a signal that aggressive action against civilian aircraft will result in a prompt and appropriate response to deter other potential state actors from similar behavior,” the association said.
As ForumDaily wrote earlier:
- The regime of the dictator of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko using a fighter jet, 23 May forced the Ryanair plane to land in Minsk... The KGB officers removed the co-founder of the opposition Telegram channel NEXTA Roman Protasevich from his board. He faces a maximum prison term, although he himself does not rule out execution.
- The Ambassador of Latvia to Belarus was offered leave the country within XNUMX hours.
- Aviation Department published transcript of the negotiations between the Ryanair pilot and the dispatcher of the Minsk airport... Many countries have established an air blockade of Belarus.
- Who is Roman Protasevich, for whose arrest Belarus intercepted the plane, read in our material.
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