Japan is closed for Belarusian planes
Japan recommends its air carriers to avoid flying over Belarus after the incident with the forced landing of a Ryanair plane in Minsk.
This was announced by the Secretary General of the Cabinet of Ministers of Japan Katsunobu Kato, NHK informs.
“The government of Belarus has not recognized the forced landing. Therefore, a possibility that a similar incident might occur in the future cannot be ruled out”, – he said.
According to Kato, the actions of the Belarusian authorities fall under the violation of the Convention on International Civil Aviation.
Japan has also closed its airspace to Belarusian aircrafts.
To remind, on May 23, a Ryanair passenger liner en route from Athens to Vilnius made an emergency landing at Minsk airport. The plane was landed due to reports of mining. As a result, the explosive device wasn’t found. Passenger Roman Protasevich, co-founder of the Belarusian opposition telegram channel Nexta, was detained at the Minsk airport right after landing.