Sri Lanka intercepts Russian plane with 200 passengers

HnExpress Mayank Chakravarty, Web Desk News : Sri Lanka intercepted a plane carrying Russian passengers. The plane was scheduled to leave Colombo on Thursday. The plane had 200 passengers, including insurance workers. An official at Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport said the plane was intercepted by a Colombo Commercial Court just before departure. Russia’s largest airline, Aeroflot, has been detained.

Aeroflot shut down all international flights last March in the face of sanctions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. However, the company resumed flights to Colombo in April. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. All the passengers and crew of the plane were taken to the hotel, said the Bandarnayak airport authorities. Russia, meanwhile, has stepped up attacks in eastern Ukraine.

In the region, Russian forces are trying to expand and strengthen their position in the city of Severodonetsk. They are getting closer to the big victory claim in their military campaign in Donbas area.Fighting is now raging in the streets of the eastern city of Severodonetsk, said Sergei Haidai, governor of the Luhansk region. However, Russian forces occupied 80 percent of the city. “Our resistance has been successful on some roads,” he said.

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