The SBU explained threats threats to the pilot of the aircraft of the Belarusian “Belavia” human factor
Kyiv has reacted to the decision of the authorities of Belarus to publish the evidence of threatsmade by the Ukrainian Manager to the crew of the aircraft of the Belarusian airline “Belavia”, which the Ukrainian authorities on 21 October were forcibly returned to the departure airport in Zhulyany. Ukraine blamed the incident on human error, reports channel “112.Ukraine” with reference to the statement a press-the Secretary of SBU Elena Galanski.
“We have no indications as fighters were not given and could not give. This is absurd. At the same time, we read the transcripts. We were not present at the negotiations, and I can’t sign in “UkSATSE”. It is possible that the human factor has worked, and this is fiction, people overdid it,” – said the representative of the security Service of Ukraine.
On the eve of the government newspaper “Belarus today” published a transcript of the conversation the pilot of the aircraft of the Belarusian and Ukrainian Manager. From the text it follows that shortly after the plane reached altitude, the air traffic controller “Kyiv-Radar”, providing flight, reported the following: “Belavia-840, has been instructed to you, you must return to the aerodrome of departure Juliani. For failure will be raised combat aircraft to intercept”.
On the question of the pilot, what happened, the Manager explained that can’t say it on the air, promising that “upon arrival, all will know.” He referred to the policy of “Ukraerocentre” return flight to the airfield. After that, the pilot announced that turns the plane. Later, the Manager was again contacted and stated that the indication of the return of the aircraft came from “military leadership”.
After landing at the airport Zhulyany from the aircraft by law enforcement agencies of Ukraine was shot one passenger – the citizen of Armenia Armen Martirosyan. In the press reported that this is a well-known blogger and antimaydanovets. According to “Belarus today”, Kiev SBU officers suspected him of export whether incriminating someone paper, or electronic flash, and provoronil at the airport, decided to return the plane. After a short time the detainee was released and flew to Belarus on the next flight. According to Ukrainian media, he intends to sue “to challenge unlawful actions by the Ukrainian authorities.”
After the incident the Minsk said Kiev protest and demanded the refund of all financial costs and expenses caused by the actions of the Ukrainian side. In turn, in Kiev, the fact of the utterance of threats against the crew of the ship categorically denied.
The press Secretary of the Ukrainian security Service said that “nothing happened” and no threats of using military aircraft “was not to be.” In turn, Minsk has promised to publish the transcript of talks if Kiev does not bring an official apology.