The Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol seized thirteen aircraft of the Russian airline, which provided illegal passenger traffic to the occupied peninsula. This was reported by the press service of the department.
"At the request of the prosecutor's office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, the court seized 13 aircraft of the Russian air carrier, which were used to transport passengers from/to the Simferopol-Avia checkpoint closed by Ukraine, which is located in the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea," the message says.
It is reported that from 2019 until now, in violation of the norms of international and Ukrainian legislation, the air carrier illegally uses 13 Airbus passenger planes to transport people across the state border of Ukraine. On its official website, tickets are directly sold from/to the occupied peninsula.
It is now known that at least 37 Russian airlines carry out regular air travel to the occupied peninsula.
"Flights by foreign (mostly Russian) airlines to AR of Crimea are considered by Ukraine as a violation of international law, actions that undermine the sovereignty of Ukraine, as well as a violation of Ukrainian legislation, which entails criminal liability of air carriers, operators and captains of aircraft", the prosecutor's office added.