Aeroflot commented on the attempt to smuggle 71 animal from Shanghai

Passengers exit flight to Moscow from Shanghai came to register with 71 animals, transportation could not be implemented technically, creating a threat to animal life and health of passengers, the situation had signs of smuggling, many of the passengers left the animals and flew away without them, and Pets were taken unknown to the locals, told reporters the official representative of "Aeroflot" Mikhail Demin.

Previously, the Instagram user Elizaveta Ivanova was announced on social networks that her dog was left in Shanghai, so as to export the flight to Russia airline to take the animal refused. According to her, all the animals of the passengers promised to take the next flight, but later said that no such arrangements.

"Receiving notification that the transport of animals passengers, to the amazement of the staff, left the cells in the registration area and proceeded to landing, not one passenger refused from the flight. Cells in a short time was taken out of the check-in area unknown to the locals. We conducted our own investigation of the incident. Too obvious was the attempt to organize a mass cross-border transportation of animals, with the involvement as carriers of third parties, passengers export flights", - said Demin.

He added that the company was endangering the lives of animals, the health of the passengers could not be carried out technically and had evidence of smuggling. Demin said that the information that foreign nationals transporting animals for registration was confirmed as a priority, is not true as the information that the Russians refused flights in connection with the inability of transport of animals and their places were resold to foreign citizens at higher rates.

According to him, "so, first, several dozen passengers were taken to the transboundary movement of animals does not belong to them" - "this is a very dangerous decision, especially in the current environment of increased viral infection".

"Secondly, the would-be organizer, trying to organize the export of animals, many times exceeding the capabilities of the aircraft. Finally, we do not reliably know anything about the goals or about the true organizers of this transport," he continued.