Russia & Central Asia

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Lukashenko’s Air Piracy Makes a Strong EU Response a Geopolitical Necessity

The recent incident in which the Belarusian authorities forced a Ryanair flight to land in Minsk so they could arrest an opposition activist has geopolitical significance, and so will the strength of the EU’s response. Other authoritarian regimes contemplating similar actions will be watching to see if the EU sends Minsk a message that is harsh enough to deter copycat behavior.


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