UK's Raab welcomes ICAO probe into Belarus' forced landing of Ryanair flight

Britain's Foreign Secretary Raab walks outside Downing Street in London

(Reuters) - British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday that the UK welcomed the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) investigation into the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko regime's forced landing of a Ryanair flight on May 23.

"We join our international partners in wanting to know the full circumstances that led up to this grave violation of international law and the attack on the principles that underpin civil aviation," Raab said in a statement.

(Reporting by Bhargav Acharya in Bengaluru; Editing by Leslie Adler)