October 29, the occupying Crimean authorities announced the reopening of the ferry lines between Turkey and Crimea "Zonguldak-Sevastopol".
“Today Crimea has resumed ferry to Turkey after almost a year. The first Russian steam "Varyag" left the port,” said the deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation from Sevastopol Dmitry Belik on October 28.
Today, November 5, the "Varyag" steam returned from the Republic of Turkey to Sevastopol after loading at the Turkish port of Zonguldak. The ship brought about 700 tons of citrus fruits, home appliances and construction materials.
The last voyage of the ferry "Varyag" was about a year ago. The ferry line was closed after the events of November 24, when Turkish air forces shot down the Russian aircraft Su-24, which violated the Turkish-Syrian border.
According to Article 332-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, owners, captains and crews are committing a crime when entering the ports of Russia-annexed Crimean peninsula, and are subject to administrative and criminal responsibility to the Ukraine for illegal group crossing of the border and violation of the procedure of entry into the occupied territory.