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24 May 2021, 13:37

Russian MFA recalls forced landings in Austria at U.S. request, in Ukraine

Maria Zakharova. TASS photo
Maria Zakharova. TASS photo

MOSCOW, 24 May (BelTA) - In connection with the incident with the plane in the Belarusian airspace, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova recalled the forced landings in Austria at the request of the United States and in Ukraine, BelTA has learned.

"It is shocking that the West calls the incident in the Belarusian airspace ‘shocking',” Maria Zakharova said on her Facebook page. “The life of ‘civilized democracies' in line with the phrase ‘quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi' [what is permissible for Jupiter may not be permissible for a bull] is no longer relevant as the once leaders have long squandered their true leadership qualities. The blood and sufferings of millions around the world have knocked the West off the pedestal from which it preached.”

“They either need to be shocked by every such incident, including the landing of the Bolivian air force one in Austria at the request of the United States and the landing of a Belarusian plane carrying an anti-Maidan activist by Ukraine 11 minutes after the takeoff, or should not be so emotional about similar behavior by others,” she stressed.

“Using information and political campaigns to shape the necessary perception through mass media no longer yields a desired effect. The web remembers all the cases of violent abductions, forced landings and illegal arrests made by the ‘guardians of law, order and morality',” Maria Zakharova said.

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