The Colombo High Commercial Court in Sri Lanka has suspended its decision, which previously barred Russia’s Aeroflot from leaving the country.
It is noted that this decision was made at the request of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which threatened the Sri Lankan authorities with consequences for bilateral relations due to the arrest of the plane.
The arrested plane was Airbus A330, which flew from Moscow to Colombo on June 2 and was to fly back the same day. This is one of the planes that the Russian authorities refused to return to foreign owners. New registration of the airliner in the Russian register RA-73702, prior to that, this aircraft was on the Bermuda Register under the number VQ-BMY.