Ukraine wants Russia to recover from fines for flights over the territory of Crimea
4 July it became known that the ICAO still retain the right to control the airspace over the Crimea over Ukraine, although earlier the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation stated the opposite. Based on this, the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine is going to file a complaint with the ICAO about violations of Ukrainian airspace by Russian aircraft.
According to the head of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine Pavel Petrenko, more than 3.3 thousands of cases of violation of the airspace over the Crimea were recorded. Penalties are calculated every day. On 7 July, Russia should pay Ukraine about 200 million hryvnias (approximately 588 million rubles).
Petrenko noted that the Russian side had already received a complaint demanding compensation. If the Russian authorities do not fulfill these obligations, Ukraine will submit to ICAO a statement on the exclusion of Russia from the organization.
“The legal consequences are very simple - Russian companies do not have the right to fly over the territory of the ICAO Member State,” the Ukrainian minister said.
In addition, the Ukrainian side announced similar procedures for seaports.
“We will raise the issue of excluding Russia from the relevant convention so that their ships do not enter ports, as well as compensation for our losses,” noted Petrenko.
It is worth noting that the Ukrainian authorities are not the first time turning to international bodies. According to July 8, the European Court of Human Rights is considering two lawsuits against Russia. In the first, the Russian Federation is accused of violating the territorial integrity of Ukraine by detaching the Crimea, and in the second, of supporting the militia in the Donbas.
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