Russian illegal flights to the occupied Crimea in October-November 2016 and database since the annexation
The BSNews and Maidan of Foreign Affairs monitoring group has compared the number of illegal flights by the Russian airlines to the occupied Crimea in October-November 2016 with that in the corresponding months of 2014 and 2015.
The Effectiveness of the Maritime Sanctions in Relation to the Occupation of Crimea. «The Turkish List» (3)
The "Maidan of Foreign Affairs" and BSNews monitoring group has conducted a special investigation of the vessel offenders related to Turkey. According to the results of the special investigation, of the 276 vessels-offenders that have called at the ports of Crimea between the beginning of the annexation on March 18, 2014 and December 1, 2016, 68 vessels operating under different flags are related Turkey according to the registration of the ship owner and/or operator. That represents 24.6% of the total quantity.
The monitoring group of the Maidan of Foreign Affairs and BSNews present to our readers the "black list", or rather, the complete database of ships that in violation of the Ukrainian legislation and the international sanctions, docked at the ports of the occupied Crimea since its annexation, i.e. from March 18, 2014 to August 15, 2016.
Melinda HARING, editor of UkraineAlert at the Atlantic Council. Five days after release of Crimean journalist Andrii Klymenko’s report in March 2015— Human Rights Abuses in Russian-Occupied Crimea — Russia’s Federal Security Service charged him with challenging the annexation’s legitimacy and threatening Russian sovereignty. Under Article 280 of Russia’s criminal code, Klymenko faces up to five years in jail...
Andrei Klimenko, Anatoliy Odaynik, Vladimir Trofimov, BSNews. Two Turkish naval vessels - the military transport ro-ro ferry TCG ISKENDERUN (A1600), manufactured in Turkey, and the former German Donau (A 69), currently the training and staff vessel, TCG SOKULLU MEHMET PASA (A577) – came to Odessa on 2013-05-20...
Andrei KLIMENKO, BlackSeaNews We have decided to offer our readers the August 2013 cruise program. In this case, a lot of words are of no need – everything is quite clear at once:). As always, we will be glad if our well-informed readers submit any additional information and updates to this very schedule in their comments