However, Kiev does not invite alliance aircraft to fly over the region.
Former Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in Crimea Boris Babin commented on Kiev’s permission for NATO aircraft to fly over the peninsula. According to him, NATO aircraft can fly in the area of responsibility of the Simferopol airport. However, they are unlikely to fly closer than 12 miles to the peninsula.
According to OBOZREVATEL, Babin asserts that “no international organization recognizes the right of Russia to manage air flows from the Simferopol airport.” He added that “until now, according to international air law, this is the zone of responsibility of Ukraine.”
At the same time, he stressed that Ukraine does not at all invite NATO aircraft to fly over Crimea. She only allows you to do this.
Earlier, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine called on the UN, the European Parliament, the OSCE, NATO and other international structures, as well as the leaders of the countries of the world, to increase pressure on Russia. They also demanded that international organizations continue to regard Crimea and Sevastopol as the territory of Ukraine.
Meanwhile, in Crimea itself, Kiev’s plans to “return” the peninsula were appreciated. As the head of the Crimean parliament for people’s diplomacy and interethnic relations Yuri Gempel noted, an appeal to international organizations and communities will not contribute to a change in the status of Crimea as a Russian region.