International civil aviation organization (ICAO) found that the Russian Federation should provide air navigation services over the Crimea and territorial waters (12-mile zone), said in the Ministry of transport of Russia.
" ICAO considers that the Russian Federation should provide air navigation services over the Crimea and territorial waters, and Ukraine - over neutral waters, but taking into account the technical agreements with Russia on navigation services in the region of Simferopol, " said Commissioner of the Ministry on the results of the negotiations, the Deputy head of the Ministry Valery Okulov, and the Secretary General of ICAO Raymond Benjamin, ITAR-TASS reported. He added that " flights over the Crimea and territorial waters do not cause doubts about their legitimacy from authorized ICAO and proposed by them as one of the essential components in the variant of possible joint trilateral solutions that do not require entry into the European air navigation plan." ICAO has agreed indivisibility of the airspace of Ukraine and belonging FIR (flight information region) Simferopol to the sphere of responsibility of Ukraine ", - informed the Ministry of transport of Ukraine on June 23. Flights to Crimea are carried out in strict compliance with air legislation Russia, said the Ministry, adding that " the constructive position of Russia in the framework of negotiations with the ICAO approved ". Remember, the air space of the Crimea is the subject of the dispute after the occurrence of the Peninsula in Russia in March of the current year. Ukrainian aviawest emphasis is that of the air space of Crimea remains under their control, and ordered to completely close it for flight. All carriers, which previously played a transit flights over the Crimea (for example, in Istanbul from Europe), Ukrainian managers now directed to a crawl. Loss of time on such routes is Usually about 30 minutes. Currently Flights to Crimea perform only Russian airline, who did not comply with the requirements of aviation authorities of Ukraine. Because of this, the latter tried to ban the flights of Russian carriers on the area of the European Union. In April, the European organization for the safety of air navigation banned European airlines to Fly to Crimea. At that, the Russian airline said that will not stop Flights to the Peninsula in connection with this prohibition.