On January 20, 2022 the indictment of Manhattan prosecutors against four Belarusian officials was sent to the court in the United States. They are accused of conspiring to commit aviation piracy. Among the defendants are Leonid Churo, the general director of Belaeronavigatsia, his deputy Oleg Kazyuchits and two security officers, one of whom is called Andrey Anatolievich.

“Belarusian Government Officials Charged With Aircraft Piracy For Diverting Ryanair Flight 4978 To Arrest Dissident Journalist In May 2021.

Senior Belarusian Officials Conspired to Use a False Bomb Threat to Unlawfully Divert a Passenger Flight Carrying American Citizens in Order to Arrest Belarusian Dissident.”

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Deputy Director of Belaeronavigatsia on the US indictment: I don’t understand how much official this all is