Austria is outraged by Russia's actions to prevent its passenger liners

Ryanair's emergency landing in Minsk and the arrest of opposition blogger Roman Protasevich on May 23 took up arms against Belarus by European political leaders who threaten Lukashenka with all kinds of sanctions. These events were also reflected in flights to the Russian capital.

On Wednesday, May 26, the Aviation Security Agency decided to restrict flights of European airlines over Belarus until an international legal assessment of the actions of the Belarusian authorities on the forced landing of an aircraft at the Minsk airport to detain the ex-chief editor of the Nexta Telegram channel is given. Belarusian aircraft are also prohibited from flying in the airspace of EU countries.

Russia, according to the Austrian Press Agency, in turn made a decision on May 27 to ban the Austrian Airlines flight from Vienna to Moscow on an alternative route bypassing Belarusian territory. Austria announced on May 25 that its planes would fly over Belarus because of the Ryanair incident.

Russian reaction is absolutely incomprehensible to us

- the Austrian Foreign Ministry expressed its indignation.

Vienna's opinion was conveyed to the Russian Ambassador to Austria, as well as to the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation by the Austrian Embassy in Moscow.

For the same reason, according to TASS, a flight from Vienna to Chinese Nanjing was canceled. The Austrian carrier announced that the Russians had banned the passage of the liner bypassing Belarus.

A similar fate befell Air France, whose flight AF1154 from the French capital to Moscow was canceled on Thursday 27 May. Passengers were asked to postpone the flight to another date or return the money for the ticket.
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  1. Scharnhorst Offline Scharnhorst
    Scharnhorst (Scharnhorst) 28 May 2021 12: 18
    Because the West had to coordinate its "erection" on Belarus with Russia! laughing
    1. Vladest Offline Vladest
      Vladest (Vladimir) 28 May 2021 23: 34
      So it will be. Agree. And from the Russian Federation, the people, too, sort of need to fly there and from there. And most likely to a greater extent than the Austrians. VVP itself has quite a few good friends, since it flies there for weddings!)))
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 28 May 2021 12: 25
    What is not clear here? Want to fly over 404 flag in the hands of a drum on the neck. There is nothing to carry Russian citizens over Tortuga. There, civilian planes are periodically shot down or forced to land. Tribal poodles do not differ much in terms of adequacy, only smaller options. You cannot drive an airplane with a slingshot for landing, but the limitrophes were not worthy of acquiring combat aviation or air defense. But in this "noble" cause, colleagues from NATO will always help.
    Europeans really want revenge for the mundane Bandera shortfall. Do we need it? Let the lives of their citizens play if the brains are completely blown away.
    They built a cordon sanitaire with their little hands, so they slurp what they have prepared. Not satisfied, highly respected partners can fly over the territory of Russia. Times are not easy for European airlines, they are slightly helped (somewhere in the region of $ 30 billion), if anything else is printed and supported. Airplanes do not need to be lifted into the air. Print to yourself and print.
  3. Igor Gul Offline Igor Gul
    Igor Gul (Igor Gul) 28 May 2021 13: 22
    Yes fly already. Austrians anyway. Flight OS601 Vienna-Moscow of Austrian airlines went through Ukraine, now flies up to Moscow.
  4. Mantrid Machina Offline Mantrid Machina
    Mantrid Machina (Mantrid Machina) 28 May 2021 13: 55
    from how is it !? ay-ay-ay, it turns out before you go off in any direction, it would be nice to inquire about the strength and direction of the wind, otherwise you can catch your own stink wassat