The "DNR" occupiers announced plans to train civil aviation specialists on the basis of one of the captured Ukrainian universities. This is reported by the separatist media with reference to a certain agreement signed between the so-called "Donetsk Academy of Transport" and the St. Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation.
"Plans to open new areas of training in Donetsk were discussed. It was, in particular, about training opportunities for pilots, air traffic controllers and aircraft maintenance workers", - local media write.
"We believe that we will have planes flying again… And we will need specialists in the coming years, whom we will probably train together with you", - they quote the words of self-proclaimed "Minister of Education and Science of the DNR" Mikhail Kushakov.
"The cooperation agreement opens up great prospects in terms of the fact that the "republic" will have aviation, and it will be possible to fly wherever we want. Our mobility will increase, but for this, we need to go a long way", - the one who calls herself "Rector of the Donetsk Transport Academy" Irina Englezi echoed his words.
As reported, at present, the "contribution" of the fake "DNR" to the development of civil aviation is limited to the complete destruction of the Donetsk Sergei Prokofiev International Airport and complicity in the downing of the Malaysian Boeing by russian invaders.