Roman Protasevich, the prominent anti-Lukashenko campaigner who was taken off the jet at Minsk airport, was moved to house arrest by the Belarusian authorities last month. His girlfriend, Russian citizen Sofia Sapega, who was arrested with him, is also now under house arrest.
LONDON/MOSCOW (REUTERS) – Russia on Thursday (June 24) accused Britain of spreading lies more than a warship confrontation in the Black Sea and warned London that it would answer resolutely to any further more provocative steps by the British navy off the coast of Russia-annexed Crimea.
Russia summoned the British ambassador in Moscow for a formal diplomatic scolding immediately after the warship breached what the Kremlin claims are its territorial waters but which Britain and most of the world say belong to Ukraine.
Britain reported Russia was sowing inaccuracies and disputed Russia’s account, saying no warning photographs had been fired
KYIV, Ukraine — When the British destroyer H.M.S. Defender sailed near the coastline of Crimea on Wednesday, it was meant to be quietly demonstrating that the waters lawfully belonged to Ukraine despite Russia’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula seven many years ago, which has hardly ever been regarded internationally.
To Russia, nevertheless, which statements those waters as portion of its territory, the ship’s training course was an intolerable provocation.
The conflicting narratives erupted into an worldwide incident soon after the Russian Navy claimed it experienced fired warning shots at the British destroyer and dropped bombs in an effort to
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a push meeting at the EU summit at the European Council making in Brussels on May possibly 24, 2021.
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LONDON — The EU is urgent forward with sanctions against Belarus, but experts have argued the penalties are probable to have minor impact on the 27-year-previous regime of President Alexander Lukashenko.
Belarus has been producing headlines given that Sunday when a Ryanair aircraft was pressured to land in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, pursuing a bomb danger — which afterwards proved to be false.
Today, 5 Live has been hearing from people facing the dilemma of whether or not to travel abroad this summer.
Valérie (pictured), in York, says she is conflicted over whether she should visit her terminally ill father in France later this year.
Originally from France herself, Valérie has a house near her father’s and travels there by ferry. She says she last visited in January when her mum died.
“With this India variant, I don’t know whether France will allow people from the UK to travel there,” she says.
“Time isn’t on my side. I don’t want to go too