The sanctions applied against the annexed Crimea in 2014-2016 are violated by 602 foreign vessels. The majority of them are Russian, but there were numerous vessels from Europe visited the peninsula.
As reported by journalists of the Schemes TV project, most of the vessels had Russian registration or flag. However, many European ships visited Crimea. 24 ships under the flags of the EU member-countries, 43 ships registered in the EU and 22 vessels belonged to the EU beneficiaries visited ports of Crimea during the past two years.