I was just taken aback that it was a Ryanair flight. Sadly I don't fancy the chances of the journalist.
It's not the nicest of experiences being escorted by fighter jets, as I once experienced when flying over Russia. That 3+ hours seemed endless with two Russian Mig. jets either side of a jumbo jet, with their huge red headlights. The chap sitting in front of me was petrified and not looking forward to his onward flight to Scotland.
There was, apparently, a KGB officer on the plane, very sinister very frightening occurrence. Realistically not sure what anyone can or indeed has the will to do about it. Maybe a few sanctions, but I doubt Bellaruse will be too concerned about that. Poor young man, sadly I don't say much for his chances.