Train to Crimea Ukraine is prosecuted as illegal border crossing

The Ukrainian prosecutor’s office began to prosecute the illegal crossing of the border by a Russian train on its way to a new railway line to occupied Crimea.

Ukraine, Russia, train, Crimean bridge

The prosecutor’s office announced this on Wednesday on the social network Telegram. The first one A Russian train departing from St. Petersburg arrived on Wednesday morning Crimean Simferopol over a 19-kilometer-long bridge connecting the peninsula with the Russian mainland.

Kiev, like the vast majority of the world community, considers Crimean peninsula as part of Ukraine. Russia annexed it in 2014 after escape of the pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych from Kiev.

The Crimean bridge connects the peninsula with Russia since last May, Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the railway on it on Monday in the driver’s cab. On the same day, Ukraine sent to Moscow protest note.

A statement from the prosecutor’s office said Wednesday that “similar actions of the occupying power grossly violate state sovereignty and territoriality integrity of Ukraine and show that Russia despises in general recognized principles and standards of international law “.

Russian railways plan to send trains to Crimea from 11 Russian ones places. The price of a return ticket from St. Petersburg is at least 3500 rubles (51 euros), from Moscow at least 2966 rubles (43 euros). According to Russian media 57,000 tickets have already been sold.

The Ukrainian prosecutor’s office began to prosecute the illegal crossing of the border by a Russian train on its way to a new railway line to occupied Crimea.

Ukraine, Russia, train, Crimean bridge

The prosecutor’s office announced this on Wednesday on the social network Telegram. The first one A Russian train departing from St. Petersburg arrived on Wednesday morning Crimean Simferopol over a 19-kilometer-long bridge connecting the peninsula with the Russian mainland.

Kiev, like the vast majority of the world community, considers Crimean peninsula as part of Ukraine. Russia annexed it in 2014 after escape of the pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych from Kiev.

The Crimean bridge connects the peninsula with Russia since last May, Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the railway on it on Monday in the driver’s cab. On the same day, Ukraine sent to Moscow protest note.

A statement from the prosecutor’s office said Wednesday that “similar actions of the occupying power grossly violate state sovereignty and territoriality integrity of Ukraine and show that Russia despises in general recognized principles and standards of international law “.

Russian railways plan to send trains to Crimea from 11 Russian ones places. The price of a return ticket from St. Petersburg is at least 3500 rubles (51 euros), from Moscow at least 2966 rubles (43 euros). According to Russian media 57,000 tickets have already been sold.