Lukashenka’s plane not let into Ukraine’s airspace – Russian media

Lukashenka’s plane flying from Minsk to Sochi. Photo:

Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s plane was barred from entering the air domain of Ukraine, reports.

According to the Russian information portal, the Ukrainian aviation services did not allow the Belarusian politician’s aerial vehicle use the country’s airspace, forcing him to make a long detour on the way to Russia’s Sochi.

The fact that Lukashenka had repeatedly blasted Kyiv in his statements and speeches might have been behind the Ukrainian authorities’ taking such a decision, authors believe.

Alyaksandr Lukashenka flew to Russia on February, 19. He is staying at the ski resort of Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi, he is to meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin today.

On February 11, the Russian newspaper Kommersant reported that the Belarusian side was seeking to get access to the rest of the funds which Moscow previously allocated for the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant in Astravets. The sum in question allegedly ranges from $3 bn to $ 3.5 bn. In turn, Lukashenka said he was not going to ask ‘anything’ from Putin during their upcoming talks.

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