under an EU decision that took effect Saturday. This coming weekend, more Belarus sanctions, possibly a ban on bond purchases, are to be discussed at a meeting in Cornwall, England of the G7 – US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the EU, Reuters reports.
. Belavia, the state airline, says this ban adds 30-90 minutes to its flights south – to Israel, Turkey and Egypt, reports Avianews. The ban prompted Belavia to drop its flights to Moldova and Hungary as impractical. Due to over flight bans by Ukraine and EU nations, Belavia can now only fly east, to Russia.