Ryanair’s forced landing: UkSATSE denied Lukashenka’s words that Ukraine “did not want” to accept the flight
The head of the UkSATSE enterprise Andriy Yarmak said that when the plane of the Athens-Vilnius flight of Ryanair was in the airspace of Ukraine, there were no reports of a non-standard situation on board.
Yarmak informed NV that during the flight on May 23, UkSATSE air traffic services did not receive requests to change the flight plan.
“ During the Ryanair transit flight from Athens to Vilnius in the airspace of Ukraine, which took place on May 23, 2021, the provision of air navigation services was carried out in accordance with the flight plan and in accordance with the established rules and procedures,” he said.
Yarmak added that during the 25-minute stay of the aircraft in the Lviv region of flight information, radio communications between the crew and air traffic controllers were proceeding normally. Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko claimed that Kiev, Lvov, Vilnius and Warsaw allegedly ” did not want to accept the plane,” which is why the crew commander ” decided to land it in Minsk.”