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Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry responds to protest note on Belarus border violation incident

The light airplane which flew over Belarus’ border was under control. This was the official response of Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry given on May 3, 2017 to the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Belarus concerning Belarus’ air space border violation which happened two weeks earlier.

The official statement says that during the entire flight the plane was under joint control of Belarus’ and Lithuania’s Civil Air Forces and Air Forces and the plane was “importunately returned back to the air space of the Republic of Lithuania”.

As it turned out, the plane was piloted by a citizen of Denmark. The plane was defined as a civil aircraft. According to the norms of international law and the legislation of the Republic of Belarus no tough actions were undertaken. 

Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry responds to protest note on Belarus border violation incident