Globus (Novosibirsk) along with twelve other Russian carriers have been fined at total of UAH24.48million (USD2.092million) by the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine for violating Ukrainian airspace during March and early April of this year. The fines concern flights to Simferopol, in the Crimea which, although occupied and now administered by Russia, is still claimed by Kiev as Ukrainian territory.

According to the regulatory body, the following carriers have incurred the following fines: RusJet (RSJ, Moscow Vnukovo) (USD0.29million), Red Wings Airlines (WZ, Moscow Domodedovo) (USD0.194million), Aeroflot (SU, Moscow Sheremetyevo) (USD1.243million), Globus (USD0.523million), VIM Airlines (Moscow Domodedovo) (USD0.699million), Gazpromavia (4G, Moscow Ostafyevo) (USD23'254), Atran (V8, Moscow Vnukovo) (USD23'254), Center-South Airlines (Belgorod) (USD23'254), Ural Airlines (U6, Ekaterinburg) (USD23'254), 224th Flight Unit (TTF, Bryansk) (USD12'654), Rossiya (FV, St. Petersburg) (USD12'654), and Ak Bars Aero (Bugulma) (USD0.291million).

In response to the pecuniary measure, Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) says the fines imposed have no legal basis given that the airlines are Russian and were operating into what was then, in its opinion, Russian territory.

Thus far, according to the Ukrainian press, no airline has responded to the move.