The foreign Ministry of Belarus on Saturday was caused by charge d’affaires of Ukraine Valery dzhigun, said the Belarusian foreign Ministry. He was handed a note, which the Belarusian side expressed its protest “in connection with the actions of the competent authorities of Ukraine on forced return of the aircraft of the Belarusian airline “Belavia”.
In the note, as reported by the Ministry of foreign Affairs, said that the Belarusian side “is waiting for an official apology and requires recovery of all financial costs and expenses caused by the actions of the Ukrainian side.” The Belarusian foreign Ministry also instructed the Ambassador to Ukraine Igor Falcon to deliver a similar protest note to the Ukrainian Ministry of foreign Affairs.
Before it became known that the management of air traffic of the district center “Kiev” is forced off to Minsk is the Boeing 737-800 of the airline “Belavia” to return to the departure airport Zhulyany in Kiev threatened to raise in the sky fighters. The commander of the aircraft, which was carrying 136 passengers, completed the disposal of the Manager.
In “Belavia” reported that after landing the aircraft law enforcement removed the passenger — the citizen of Armenia, who was then released. The plane in turn, after refueling took off to Minsk.
“Interfax” in the division of the state enterprise for air traffic services of Ukraine (UkSATSE) reported that the ship was returned at the request of the SBU.
Ukrainian edition Stranaya reported that the plane was returned due to “anti-Maidan protester” on Board. According to the newspaper, we are talking about Armen Martirosyan, who published in his Facebook account, where he refers to the news about the emergency back liner and writes: “what was… What measures will be taken. Will tell you after consultation with lawyers.” In the comments to his post in Facebook Martirosyan wrote that he was released because “call a friend” a lot”.