Repression in Belarus and abductions from an EU civilian plane: extracts from the debate


After a Ryanair flight was forced to land in Minsk and a Belarusian journalist, Raman Pratasevich and his girlfriend Sofia Sapega, was arrested, MEPs and Josep BORRELL, Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, debated the EU’s response during the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Statement by Josep BORRELL, on the EU Council request to take targeted economic sanctions, Petras AUŠTREVIČIUS (Renew, LT), Anna FOTYGA (ECR, PL), Andrius KUBILIUS (EPP, LT), Pedro MARQUES (S&D, PT) and Markéta GREGOROVÁ (Greens/EFA, CZ).

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