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Ukraine Warns UN That Russia's Interfering in International Emergency Frequency Poses Threats For Flights Over

Ukraine Warns UN That Russia's Interfering in International Emergency Frequency Poses Threats For Flights Over Black Sea

Ukraine warns the United Nations Security Council about threats for flights over the Black Sea due to Russia's interfering in the international emergency frequency in Air Traffic Service provided by Ukraine.

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Kilimkin gave the position in his statement at the UN Security Council ministerial meeting on Aviation Security, according to the transcript of the statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

Klimkin highlighted that the responsibility for air traffic services in the High Seas over the Simferopol Flight Information Region was delegated to Ukraine by the regional air navigation agreements, as approved by ICAO Council Decision in February 1997.

"Ukraine faithfully fulfills its responsibilities and provides air traffic services in accordance with the ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices," he said.

"Since the illegal occupation of Crimea in April 2014, the Russian Federation started interfering in the international emergency frequency in Air Traffic Service provided by Ukraine. Such actions create serious threats for flights within international airspace over the High Seas and run counter to the Chicago Convention and its Annexes 15 and 11, as well as relevant ICAO regulations in this area," said Klimkin.

He notes that Russia unilaterally resorted to the provision of air navigation services within the Simferopol FIR. This represents violation of the UN General Assembly resolution on territorial integrity of Ukraine 262 adopted in March 2014.

"It is obvious that publication of aeronautical information by the Russian Federation can be regarded as nothing else but an attempt to legitimize its unlawful activities," said Klimkin.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, as at October 1, 2015 Ukraine claim UAH 646 million as fines against Russian airline companies for facts of violation of the air space over the Crimean peninsular annexed by Russia.

In 2014, the International Civil Aviation Organization confirmed the exclusive right of Ukraine for air traffic services over the Simferopol Flight Information Region.

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