Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov has specified that the airport in the east of Ukraine would be "closer to Mariupol ". He stated this at the "Large Construction: Aviation and Tourism" forum on November 25, - Interfax-Ukraine reports.
"Airports in the east. We have potentially already arranged with our military colleagues from the army, from the General Staff, where exactly they can be built. There will be one airport in the south, closer to Mariupol, but naturally, not in Mariupol, because Mariupol is very close to contact line. And the second airport – near the cities of Kramatorsk-Sloviansk, somewhere there"- Kubrakov stated.
According to the minister, the construction sites for future airports have already been defined and will soon be presented.
"For now, we are awaiting final confirmation from our military", - Kubrakov said.
He also noted that another new airport would appear in Mukacheve.
"We are moving faster than we planned. That is, we already have all the relevant documents for the land. I hope that we will begin construction in the middle of next year, already of the runway near the city of Mukacheve. This will be the main airport in Transcarpathia", - he added.
Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announced the adoption of strategic decision on the construction of new airports in the part of Donbas controlled by Ukraine and in Transcarpathia at the country level.