Russians Andrei Eremin removed from the flight Seattle – Atlanta in the United States not for the “occupation of Crimea”, as he claims, but because he violated safety rules, reported RIA “Novosti” in the airline Delta Air Lines.
“While the flight 1588 from Seattle to Atlanta, departing on 24 July, was preparing for takeoff, arrived late, the passenger broke through the closed door at the gate, and thus caused the alarm. The result of a security breach was that of the customer questioned the law enforcement bodies, and then he moved the booking to a later flight to Atlanta. Both flights passed without incident,” – said in the message.
He Eremin wrote on his page in Facebookthat he dropped out of a plane, because neighboring passengers refused to fly with him, accusing the “occupation of Crimea”. According to Eremina, the airline has supported the dissatisfied passengers and the Russians had to fly another flight.
In another message, the man reported that he was dropped because he was dressed in the “Russian trowel” (a sports jacket) with the inscription Russia – in support of the Russian athletes is not allowed on the world Cup, which starts on 4 August.
Eremin said that he has dual nationality – Russia and the United States. According to him, he intends to sue the carrier. This man reported the TV channel “Russia 24”. “I’ll sue you for something that offended me. They (Delta Air Lines) I was offered $ 100 compensation. I don’t forgive,” he said.
Thus, according to him, he received from the airline and no explanation.
Earlier, the Russian Embassy in Washington said that explains the circumstances of the withdrawal Eremina from the flight.
Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 swift referendum in which more than 95% of the residents of Crimea and Sevastopol voted for joining Russian Federation. Ukraine still considers Crimea its but temporarily occupied territory. In the West the annexation of Crimea considered the annexation and has imposed sanctions against Russia. Subsequently, restrictions were intensified on the background of military conflict in the East of Ukraine in connection with accusations of Russia in supporting separatist entities – the DNR and LNR have taken control of some regions of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
In the night of Wednesday the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress almost unanimously endorsed the possibility of imposing new sanctions against Russia, which the bill is put on a par with Iran and North Korea.