Ukraine sanctions Moldovan, Portuguese airlines over flights to Russian-occupied Crimea

Ukrainian News
Canan Kevser
04 February 2021, 10:21
Canan Kevser
04 February 2021, 10:21

Ukraine has imposed sanctions against two airlines for performing illegal flights to Russian occupied Crimean peninsula.

In particular, Moldova's JET4U S.R.L. and Portugal's JET4U LDA get sanctioned for performing flights to the Russian Federation and to the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine in violation of applicable law, the press service of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has reported.

According to the report, based on the violations identified, SBU recommended that the National Security and Defense Council apply the following sanctions to these airlines: the suspension of financial and economic obligations, complete cessation of the transit of resources, flights and transportation through Ukraine, and the blocking of assets.

The restrictions are valid until the end of the occupation of Crimea, or the entry into force of the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights on Ukraine's lawsuit against Russia for reimbursement of damages done in connection with the occupation of the peninsula.

As reported, on January 2021, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) by a majority declared Ukraine's application against the Russian Federation on human rights violations in Crimea as partly admissible.