Former head of the Ukrainian state and head of the Kiev delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) Leonid Kravchuk suggested that Russia may be involved in the Ryanair incident. His suspicions are based on the fact that Lukashenka most likely does not have his agents in Greece, where the airliner flew from, so only Russians could operate there.
Kravchuk spoke about this on the Ukrainian TV channel "Dom".
The former president also added that after the statement by Roman Protasevich, removed by the Belarusian authorities from the flight, about the surveillance of him on board the plane, he immediately suspected "the hand of Moscow." After all, representatives of the Belarusian special services could not be there.
Here, I think, the influence of Russia was.
- the first president of Ukraine expressed a "deep" thought.
And the idea of Alexander Lukashenko to invite an investigation team from Lugansk to interrogate the founder of the Telegram channel Nexta and a former fighter of the Ukrainian extremist nationalist armed group "Azov" (banned in Russia), Roman Protasevich, Kravchuk called "inadequate."
The ex-president also called on everyone to stop taking the president of Belarus seriously, as he broke off relations with Western countries.
The plane of the Irish airline Ryanair, flying from Athens to Vilnius, made an emergency landing in Minsk on May 23 after receiving information about a bomb on board. The alarm turned out to be false, but the Belarusian opposition leader Roman Protasevich was removed from the flight and detained by law enforcement officers.