There were no Belarusian secret service KGB members or other security forces on board the Ryanair flight from Greece to Lithuania that was directed to Belarus on Sunday.
There is no indication whatsoever, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told German newspaper Bild. “And we have sifted through it.”
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said on Monday that he believed some KGBs were on board at the time of the “state-sponsored hijack”. Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney confirmed the Ryanair chief’s reading.
Belarus had the plane with dissident Roman Protasevich rerouted because an email with a bomb threat allegedly arrived. However, Swiss email provider Proton Technologies announced on Friday that the mail only arrived after the redirection request.
The plane eventually landed in Minsk, where Protasevich and his girlfriend were arrested, and a handful of others disembarked.