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Russia Sri Lanka Plane Controversy: Russia Summons Sri Lankan Diplomat Over Aerofloat Plane Detention Russia Ukraine War Ireland -Newshubweek

Russia Sri Lanka Plane Controversy: Russia Summons Sri Lankan Diplomat Over Aerofloat Plane Detention Russia Ukraine War Ireland
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Written by Arindam

Moscow: The impact of the Russo-Ukraine war is directly visible on other countries as well. Sri Lanka seems to be caught in the war of both. A Russian-operated plane was seized before takeoff in Sri Lanka. Now the controversy about this is increasing. The plane was stopped before takeoff when 200 people were on board and were returning to Russia. Following the incident, the Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday summoned Sri Lanka’s ambassador Janitha Abevikrema Lianage.

According to the Russian news agency Tass, the Foreign Ministry said that we have urged Sri Lanka to settle this problem as soon as possible. So that it does not have any negative impact on our bilateral friendly relations. A court order on Thursday forced a Russian Aeroflot plane to stop at Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake. The Colombo Commercial High Court judge gave this order on a lawsuit filed by an Irish company.

flights to sri lanka canceled
Aeroflot has canceled all commercial flights to Colombo. This is because it is believed that if any other flights go to Sri Lanka, then the government of Sri Lanka can stop them too. In the lawsuit filed in Sri Lanka, the Irish company had said that these planes belonged to him and that Russia was flying them wrongly. It was taken on lease by Russia and it has been forcibly stolen.

Sri Lanka trapped in a two-nation war
After the war between Russia and Ukraine broke out, the European Union banned all Russian aircraft from flying. Russian airlines have leased aircraft from an Irish company. Due to European sanctions, Ireland asked Russia to return its planes, but Russia did not return them. Sri Lanka, which is going through an economic crisis, is now caught between the two. If it does not listen to the say of the European Union, then the IMF and other financial aid will be affected. On the other hand, if relations with Russia deteriorate, then the hope of cheap crude oil will also end.

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