97 aircrafts operated by 18 Russian airlines flew to the occupied Crimea on July 20

According to BSNews and Maidan of Foreign Affairs (Kyiv), more than 97* passenger airliners arrived to the Simferopol International Airport, the only airport in Crimea which was occupied and annexed by Russia on July 20.

* Some aircrafts are operated by two airlines per one flight. We count them as one destination. 

Aeroflot carried out 27 flights to the occupied Crimea. Rossiya operated 17 flights. Ural Airlines operated 15 flights to Simferopol. 

VIM-Avia carried out 12 flights to the occupied Crimea. Globus operated 9 flights. 

Red Wings operated 6 flights. UVT and Yamal operated 5 flights each. Ikar(Pegas), Grozny-Avia, IFly and SarAvia operated 3 flights each.

Alrosa, Gazpromavia and Severstal operated 2 flights each. 

NordAvia, Nordwind Airlines, Orenburzhye carried out 1 flight each.

45 routes were Simferopol-Moscow, 12 routes were Simferopol-St. Petersburg.

6 flights headed to Kazan. 4 flights landed in Yekaterinburg, 3 flights landed in each Rostov and Novosibirsk. 

2 flights headed to each Orenburg and Perm. 1 flight landed in each Anapa, Arkhangelsk, Belgorod, Bryansk, Voronezh, Kemerovo, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhniy Novgorod, Omsk, Penza, Pskov, Samara, Saratov, Sochi, Surgut, Tyumen, Ufa, Chelyabinsk, Cherepovets.


The airlines and crews of their aircrafts listed above have thereby violated Article 332-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine:

"Article 332-1. Violation of the procedure for entering and leaving the territory of Ukraine under temporary occupation:

  1. Violation of the procedure for entering and leaving the territory of Ukraine under temporary occupation for the purpose of harming the interests of the state are punishable with restraint or imprisonment for up to three years and confiscation of vehicles.
  2. The same acts committed repeatedly or with prior conspiracy in a group of people, or by an official through abuse of office are punishable with imprisonment for up to 5 years and deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to three years, as well as confiscation of vehicles.
  3. The actions specified in items 1 or 2 of this Article, if committed by an organized group, are punishable with imprisonment for five to eight years, deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for a term up to three years, and confiscation of vehicles”

BSNews and Maidan of Foreign Affairs (Kyiv) calls on the law enforcement authorities to respond to the violations of the legal procedures for the occupied territory: 

BSNews and Maidan of Foreign Affairs have included the airlines and respective aircrafts into the “black list” of those who violated the legal procedures for the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine.

This means that we closely monitor and carry out other administrative, diplomatic, aviation and law-related actions with regard to these airlines and specific aircrafts. These actions have prospects as good as similar actions with regard to violations committed by ships.  

Our followers are welcome to participate actively in the Black List project for both marine and air transport.

We would like to ask volunteers to continue their detailed monitoring of the numbers of specific airliners, so that these could be further sent to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in order to ban these airlines and aircrafts entrance to the airports of civilized countries.

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