Illicit entrance of Crimea: Court arrests 12 Russian planes

Source : 112 Ukraine

Besides, four vessels were arrested as they entered the closed ports and terminals of annexed Crimea
16:50, 27 September 2021

The Ukrainian court has arrested 12 planes of the Russian airline that carried passengers from and to closed Simferopol-air checkpoint, as well as four vessels that entered closed ports and terminals of the occupied Crimean peninsula as the Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea reported.

“The violation of the rules of the international flights and navigation in the territory of the occupied peninsula: the arrest laid on 12 planes and four vessels-trespassers,” the message says.

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The law enforcers established that the Russian airline illegally used 12 passenger Boeing and Embraer planes for illicit transfer of citizens through the state border of Ukraine. It is also established that at least 37 Russian air companies hold regular flights to Crimea in violation of the legislation. Such actions are considered by the prosecutor’s office as a violation of the norms of international law as actions that disrupt the sovereignty of Ukraine.

The prosecutor’s office reminded that within the mentioned proceeding, 236 aircraft and 55 vessels were arrested as they hold regular passengers and other transfers to the occupied peninsula, violating the norms of the international right and legislation of Ukraine.

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As we reported, the SBU, Security Service of Ukraine opened a criminal case on the fact of illegal organization and conduction of elections to Russian Parliament in the occupied Crimea. Those who organized the voting might face up to 15 years behind the bars.


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