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Safety agency urges EU nations to ban use of Belarus airspace

PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) - Europe’s air safety regulator upgraded a safety warning over Belarus airspace on Wednesday, urging its 31 mainly European Union nations to instruct their airlines to avoid overflying Belarus in the wake of the forced landing of a Ryanair jet.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which oversees regional safety but lacks the authority to issue an operational ban directly, last week issued a recommendation to airlines but updated this with a new directive to governments. (Reporting by Tim Hepher; editing by Jason Neely)

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