According to Gorovoy, fellow travelers turned to him in Russian and asked him to swap places with friends of the girls. In response, the journalist asked where they came from. The men said they were from Russia.
"Whose Crimea is it?" Gorova asked, to which the passengers said that they were "not very in politics."
The journalist continued to insist on a definite answer and asked the Russians a question again. Men emphasized that they are "non-political."
"Well, then fly separately with your girls," Gorova finished the conversation.
Crimea became the Russian region in March 2014 following a referendum held after the coup in Ukraine. For reunification with Russia, 96.77 percent of voters in the Republic of Crimea and 95.6 percent of residents of Sevastopol supported. Moscow has repeatedly stated that they made a decision in a democratic way, in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter. According to Vladimir Putin, the issue of Crimea is closed completely.