Eastern Europe

EU to prepare sanctions for Russian Aeroflot and Turkish Airlines

17:03, 11 November 2021
EU to prepare sanctions for Russian Aeroflot and Turkish Airlines

The EU might impose sanctions against Russian carrier Aeroflot and Turkish Airlines over the migration crisis at the Belarusian-Polish border, Bloomberg reported.

The European Union is discussing the possibility of imposing a new package of sanctions against Belarus, officials and airlines, which allegedly were responsible for complicity and incitement to human trafficking. The Aeroflot and Turkish Airlines both denied the allegations.

"Our airline does not operate regular flights to the cities of Iraq and Syria, as well as Istanbul - Minsk. The charter flights in these directions are also not operated," the Aeroflot said. 

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko announced on Thursday that he can block the exports of Russian gas to Europe as a response to potential sanctions imposed by the EU over the migrant crisis at the Belarus-Poland border.

Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday that the Polish-Belarusian migrant crisis is on the brink of humanitarian catastrophe.

On Monday, hundreds of people gathered at the Bruzgo-Kuznits border crossing checkpoint at the Polish-Belarusian border. It’s been reported that more than 30,000 migrants have attempted to enter the country.