Wealthy Russian man arrested in Norway for filming with a drone in Svalbard - Ukraine News, Politics

Wealthy Russian man arrested in Norway for filming with a drone in Svalbard – Ukraine News, Politics

In the Norwegian Hammerfest, a Russian citizen was detained for the illegal use of a drone in Svalbard. About it reports The Barents Observer. According to Novaya Gazeta, this is Andrey Yakunin, the son of Russian oligarch Vladimir Yakunin.

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On October 18, the court decided to leave the detainee in custody for two weeks. According to law enforcement officers, he has citizenship of the Russian Federation and Britain.

In court, the suspect insisted that he should be considered a British citizen. His lawyer also told reporters that his client arrived in Norway on his own Firebird yacht. According to him, his client admitted that he flew the drone, but he had no reason to believe that it was illegal.

The Barents Observer claims that the defendant has been under “Crimean” sanctions since 2014, but does not name him.

According to the publication New Newspaper. Europe, we can talk about Andrey Yakunin, the son of the former head of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin. The Firebird yacht, according to the publication, belongs to Yakunin Jr.

  • In February 2022, the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority banned Russian citizens from flying aircraft and unmanned devices in Norway. The law also prohibits aircraft registered and operated in Russia from landing, taking off or flying over Norway.
  • On October 16, it was reported that Norwegian police had arrested a Russian who had launched a drone over Tromso Airport.
  • On October 17, the number of Russians detained in Norway for such a violation reached six.

Serhiy Berezhny

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Fuente: liga.net

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