Turkish plane flying to Crimea returns due to capture of Simferopol airport

Photo: Turkish plane flying to Crimea returns due to capture of Simferopol airport
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 28

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Turkish AtlasJET airline's aircraft, which was flying from Istanbul to Simferopol (Crimea Autonomous Republic), failed to land in the city's airport and returned back, due to the capture of the airport, Turkish TV channel TRT Haber reported on Feb. 28.

The aircraft's pilots were informed about the airport's capture when the plane was in Ukraine's airspace.

During a rally held on Feb. 26 near the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) of Crimea, some 30 people suffered various injuries, six of them were hospitalized, ITAR-TASS reported citing the autonomy's Health Ministry.

Unknown persons seized the buildings of the parliament and the Crimean Council of Ministers at night on Feb. 27, spokesman of the Crimean Supreme Council told RIA Novosti on the phone.

As a result of the protests in Ukraine the President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted.

Currently new government is being formed and preparations are underway for holding the pre-term elections.

Translated by E.A.

Edited by C.N.

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