Klimkin: RF creates threat to flights over Black Sea

Following the occupation of the Crimea, Russia began interfere with the International emergency frequency of air traffic services, served by Ukraine.

23 September 2016 11:54

Following the annexation of Crimea, the Russian Federation began to create a threat to the air traffic over the Black Sea, said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin at the meeting of the UN Security Council, according to the Ukrainian Mission to the UN.

“Following the illegal occupation of the Crimea in April 2014, the Russian Federation began to interfere with the international emergency frequency of air traffic services served by Ukraine. Such actions constitute a serious threat to flights in the International airspace over the high seas and breaches the Chicago Convention and its Provisions 15 and 11, as well as the relevant provisions of ICAO in this area,” Klimkin said.

Russia occupied Crimea in February-March 2014, saying the rigged referendum on March 16 was the will of the Crimean people to join the Russian Federation. Most of the world has not recognized Crimea as a part of Russia. For Ukraine, the Crimea still remains temporarily occupied territory.

PHOTO: Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations