SRQLOT wrote:Not sure if it should get its own thread, but Russia stopped LOT flight 686 as it was entering the runway in St Petersburg for Warsaw. ATC told crew to return to terminal where another dissident was removed, he didn’t even know he was wanted. Flight departed 1.5 hours late.
https://www.onet.pl/informacje/onetwiad ... y,79cfc278
They could have had him arrested in the terminal, as he was boarding or anywhere else in Russia, but I guess they just wanted to do a show.
kelval wrote:Actually they didn't say this.
They said that since it would undoubtedly turn into a political fight, they would have to lock it if it was anywhere else.
Topic already being discussed in Non-Aviation. Due to it largely being political it will remain in Non-Aviation
SRQLOT wrote:They could have had him arrested in the terminal, as he was boarding or anywhere else in Russia, but I guess they just wanted to do a show.
DocLightning wrote:Apparently, Mr. Lukashenko is getting a bit...desperate. Now, Belarusian citizens cannot leave Belarus outside of a very limited set of circumstances. Evidently, Mr. Lukashenko is facing a mass exodus of educated and skilled professionals and wants to force them to stay in Belarus. This same national leader who claimed that SARS-CoV-2 was a hoax and that "there are no viruses here" a bit over a year ago is now using that same virus as his justification for the policy.
Belarus can quickly turn either into a Soviet puppet state or a hermit kingdom.
https://www.dw.com/en/belarus-enacts-ne ... a-57731970
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