Ukraine Airlines fined Russia for 300 million USD for flights to Crimea

As of the first week of December and the Prosecutor General’s Office has opened 69 criminal cases investigated in relation to these offenses.
Ukraine 27 Russian airlines fined in the amount of 300 million USD for violating airspace Russia annexed the Crimea . This was at the briefing said Foreign Ministry spokesman Predrag Eugene.

“With the appearance of a violation of Art. 29 of the Air Code of Ukraine 27 Russian airlines apply financial penalties such as fines. Total issued Resolution 2193, totaling about 300 million hryvnia,” – he said.

He added that on 5 December Foreign Ministry together with representatives of the Prosecutor General and the Security Service conducted an interagency meeting to develop the algorithm further steps aimed at countering Russia violation regime closed ports and airfields. Predrag said that Ukraine under financial sanctions fall, including “Aeroflot” and “Transaero”.

Predrag also said that the MFA requires Moldova, Italy, Cyprus, Portugal and Malta explain the presence of vessels flying their flags in seaports Russia annexed the Crimea .

“Foreign Ministry appealed to the notes of vehicles offenders to provide official explanations of violations of the order of entry and exit in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine,” – he said.

Predrag said that, according to the State Inspectorate of safety at sea and river transport in closed seaports Ukraine Crimea recorded the presence of 99 vessels: 48 – under the banner of 4 – Moldova, 2 – Italy 2 – Cyprus 1 – Portugal 1 – Malta and the rest of the ships – under the banner of island states.

“Based on the information the Ministry of Infrastructure, Ministry of Foreign Affairs officially inform the IMO of failure to foreign nations United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 and other international instruments,” – he added.

According to the spokesman of the Foreign Ministry, as of the first week of December and the Prosecutor General’s Office has opened 69 criminal cases investigated in relation to these offenses.

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