Sassoli: Exhibit photos of Protasevich across main EU airports 

Statement by the President of the European Parliament

Speaking at a press conference this morning following his intervention at the European Council, the European Parliament President David Sassoli welcomed the measures taken against the Belarusian regime by EU leaders last night. He also called on airports across the EU to exhibit photos of the detained blogger and journalist Roman Protasevich as a mark of solidarity. He said:
“We welcome the targeted and personal sanctions against members of the Belarus regime, the blocking of overflights over Belarus for EU airlines, and measures against Belarusian airlines, in particular Belavia. I also think it would be a very positive gesture if a photo of Roman were to be displayed in the main airports of European Union member states, as a mark of solidarity and to show that we will not fail him.”