Foreign Affair committees of several EU&Nato countries call for ban on flights above and to Belarus
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The diversion of a flight between two EU countries to Belarus, and the arrest of an opposition activist who had been onboard, has prompted a torrent of outrage from European leaders. sbs.com.au/news/furious-o…
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Ein Flug von Griechenland nach Litauen wurde gezwungen, in Belarus zu landen um einen regierungskritischen Journalisten zu verhaften. twitter.com/flightradar24…
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Latvia is removing the Lukashenko era Belarus flag from the city's IIHF 2021 decorations and replacing it with the historic version.
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Global aviation stunned by Belarus jetliner diversion reuters.com/business/aero…
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Belarus arrests journalist Roman Pratasevich after diverting Ryanair flight to Minsk euronews.com/2021/05/23/r…
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Abduction during a live interview in Belarus v.redd.it/8zzl377xlep61
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Belarus sent a MiG-29 to force down a Ryanair 737 in their airspace, seizing passenger and opposition journalist Roman Protasevich in what’s being called a β€œstate hijacking” nytimes.com/2021/05/23/wo…
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Ryanair flight Athens-Vilnus took a forced stop in Minsk, Belarus send jet fighter MiG-29. Official reason - "there is a bomb on the plane". There was no bomb, but ex-Editor-in-chief of main opposition channel NEXTA Roman Protasevych. He is imprisoned, and awaits death sentence for "Terrorism".
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78 Years ago, The Belarusian Village Khatyn was burned down by Ukrainian Nazi Collaborators and the Infamous Dirlewanger Brigade. 628 Villages in Belarus like Khatyn were burned down to the ground with all their inhabitants.
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TIL About 70% of the radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl disaster landed in Belarus, heavily contaminating one-fourth of the country, one-fifth of its agricultural land and affecting at least 7 million people. usatoday.com/story/news/w…
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The Polish national football team didn’t kneel at yesterday's match with England against the Black Lives Matter initiative. They took an apolitical stance pointing to the word "Respect" on the T-shirt. Belarus and the Czech Republic did the same a few days earlier before their matches
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Beginning May 6, Russian cinemas will re-release Come and See, directed by Elem Klimov (1985) - admittedly one of the most scariest films about World War II. The film tells about the atrocities of the Nazis against the civilian population of Belarus and the partisan movement. reddit.com/gallery/n5r95u
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IIHF World Championship Post Game Thread: Belarus vs. Sweden - 23 May 2021

Boxscore

Team 1 2 3 TOT
BLR 0 0 1 1
SWE 0 0 0 0
Team Shots FO Wins PPG SHG PP Time PIM
BLR 22 20 0 0 03:37 8
SWE 32 30 0 0 08:00 4
Period Time Team Strength Description
3 00:33 BLR EQ #88 NESTEROV German scored for Belarus (Assisted by #13 STEFANOVICH Mikhail and #9 LOPACHUK Stanislav).
Period Time Team Min Description
1 00:56 BLR 2 + 2 #17 SHARANGOVICH Yegor for High Sticking.
2 02:25 BLR 2 #73 ZNAKHARENKO Dmitri for Tripping.
2 06:30 SWE 2 #24 LINDBERG Oscar for Slashing.
2 08:07 SWE 2 #3 DAHLBECK Klas for Roughing.
2 13:15 BLR 2 #18 KHENKEL Kristian for Hooking.
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[Eurovision] That time when Belarus tried to send propaganda to Eurovision... twice

If you have been on r/hobbydrama for a while now, you should be familiar with Eurovision, a song contest which a lot European countries (and some non-European countries) participate in. With so many different countries participating, it was inevitable that due geopolitics drama would happen, and if this subreddit already has provided tons of examples of drama.

With this post, we are going to talk about this year’s contest, because before the actual contest even has started tons of drama has already happened. Most of the drama so far has been pretty minor, with some highlights including Cyprus’ entry β€œDiablo” being protested against due to β€œsatanic imagery” in the song, Vasil from North Macedonia getting shit from North Macedonian folk due to a Bulgarian flag in the music video, bunch of national finals not choosing fan favorites, and my favorite tidbit of Eurovision so far: San Marino entry being a song which features Flo Rida, and it is actually good.

But we aren’t going to talk about countries that are participating this year, we are going to talk about a country that will not be participating this year: Belarus.

The backstory to Belarus

So first a quick backstory on Belarus’ government.

Belarus is an European country with a long history of being occupied by foreign powers, including the Nazis and the Soviet Union. After declaring independence in 1991 it had its first democratic election in 1994. The people elected Alexander Lukashenko as their president of Belarus, and since then he has been the president of Belarus. Since 1994 Lukashenko has been re-elected again and again, getting more and more power each term, however, these re-elections have been widely disputed for being fraudulent. Many times Lukashenko won by large margins, even though through the years he has become more unpopular than ever.

The tension between the people of Belarus and the government of Belarus exploded in 2020 when massive democratic protests were being led against Lukashenko. These protests were the biggest anti-government protests Belarus had ever seen, and Lukashenko could feel that. The government has been cracking down hard on these protests, with multiple reported cases of torture, rape and even deaths. Instead of slowing down the protests, these crackdowns intensified the protests, and the protests really hit its peak when Lukashenko got re-elected again in August of 2020, with more claims of a fra

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Sharangovich named Captain for Team Belarus at IIHF
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Un avion la bordul cΔƒruia ar fi şi romΓ’ni a fost deturnat de regimul din Belarus, care a invocat o "alertΔƒ cu bombΔƒ" stirileprotv.ro/stiri/act…
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So I coached this guy from Belarus. English wasn't his first language, so when he told me he was trying to work on it, I added him on Instagram and now I spend my free time helping him with his English. Shoutout to the new coaching feature, I made a new friend! :)
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What’s your opinion of the Belarus Ryanair incident?
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With the recent news about Belarus forcing a Ryanair flight to land so they could arrest a journalist, here's a reminder that Mick Wallace has previously defended the Belarussian government and called the main opposition leader 'a pawn of the West' thetimes.co.uk/article/be…
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What's going on with Belarus and their airspace being banned?

I've read up a few times that their air space is being banned and of a plane hijack?

https://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/njt1mh/lativian_airline_airbaltic_says_is_no_longer/

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Flight paths over Belarus should be assessed, the transportation secretary says. nytimes.com/2021/05/24/bu…
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What’s your opinion of Belarus forcing an airliner to land to arrest a journalist?

For those of you who don’t know, Belarus orchestrated a fake bomb hoax on a passenger airliner from Athens to Vilnius in order to get it to land at Minsk airport. They even sent up a fighter jet as an escort. On landing, a prominent opposition Belarusian journalist was arrested before the plane was allowed to continue.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57224452.amp

In the interest of transparency, In 2013, thinking Edward Snowden could be on the president of Bolivia’s plane flying from Russia back to Bolivia. France, Italy, and Spain denied entry to their airspace to the plane, forcing it to land in Austria. It was then searched by police for Snowden before allowed to continue.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evo_Morales_grounding_incident

I personally believe this type of air piracy is pretty disgusting and should not happen. But I think it should be condemned when any side, regardless of if it’s Belarus or the west partake in it.

What’s your thoughts?

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