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European leaders condemned Belarus' diversion of Ryanair flight

European leaders accused Belarus of "hijacking" a Ryanair flight en route from Greece to Lithuania, after forcing the plane to land in Minsk over a supposed bomb threat, reports the Washington Post.

Why it matters: Among the flight's passengers was Roman Protasevich, a journalist and opposition leader wanted by the the Belarusian government, who was detained at the Minsk airport once the plane landed, the Post reported.

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