In the period from January 1 to February 1 of this year, 19 cargo violator-ships entered the Crimea occupied by Russia. The relevant data collected on the basis of the AIS (Automatic Identification System) was provided by the Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine.

Totally, the vessel made 64 calls to the ports of Kerch, Sevastopol and Feodosia. 18 vessels were under the Russian flag and one vessel under the flag of the Republic of Togo.

The ships of Moldova, Malta, Togo, Palau, Panama, the Sudan, Turkey, Tanzania, the Union of the Comoros and the Pitcairn Islands were also recorded in the harbor area in the port waters used for berthing.

The Ministry noted that the entry of vessels under foreign flags into closed seaports and terminals located on the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol is considered as a violation of the norms of international law as actions that undermine the sovereignty of Ukraine, and also as a violation of Ukrainian legislation, which entails responsibility, including criminal one, of ship owners, operators and shipmasters.

Earlier it was reported that a Ukrainian ship had come to Crimea, which delivered the ore. The Ukrainian vessel NEFTERUDOVOZ 45M arrived at the raid berth No. 451 of the port of Kavkaz (RF) at the Kerch Strait on 8 January at about 15:00. The vessel delivered a cargo of ilmenite ore to the port of the Caucasus (approximately 3000 tons).