June 3 Russian news agency ITAR-TASS reported «ICAO recognised Russian air space over Crimea». The agency referred to a representative of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.

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This information was reposted by news feeds and social networks.

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July 4 the head of the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine Denis Antoniuk met with the Secretary General of ICAO Raymond Benjamin and the Regional Director of the ICAO EUR/NAT Office Luis Fonseca de Almeida. They refuted the information from Russian mass media «about ICAO recognising Crimean air space as Russian and confirmed ICAO position on Crimea as a part of Ukraine and the Black Sea zone remaining Ukrainian,» — wrote Denis Antoniuk on his Facebook page.

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The news about the head of the State Aviation Administration Denis Antoniuk meeting ICAO representatives was posted on the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine website.

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Also ICAO answered questions from Hubs journalists: «Ukraine is in charge of the flights over Crimea and its waters,» – stated ICAO spokesman Anthony Phiblin.

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After the news was refuted by the representatives of ICAO, on June 4 ITAR-TASS  reported that «Moscow and Kyiv interpreted ICAO position on flights over Crimea in different ways».

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