It is utterly unacceptable to force @Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius to land in Minsk.

ALL passengers must be able to continue their travel to Vilnius immediately and their safety ensured.

Any violation of international air transport rules must bear consequences.
I condemn the detention of Alexei Navalny by the Russian authorities. They must immediately release him and ensure his safety.

Detention of political opponents is against Russia’s international commitments. https://t.co/RRATmAHVvn
We need additional sanctions against those who violated democratic values or abused human rights in #Belarus.

I am confident today’s EU Foreign Ministers’ discussion will demonstrate our strong support for the rights of the people in Belarus to fundamental freedoms & democracy.