Belavia, Belarus’ state airline has stopped flying to 21 European cities

. It now flies through Russian airspace to nine countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and UAE. Belarus plans to appeal the European overflight ban to the International Civil Aviation Organization, according to the Transport and Communications Ministry in Minsk. In Kyiv, Ukraine’s First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzheppar tells Ukrinform that more sanctions will follow if Belavia acts on President Lukashenko’s threat to start Minsk-Crimea flights.