Russia has agreed to shelter the Ukrainian aircraft designers

Dmitry Rogozin

The Russian authorities are ready to accept aircraft of the Ukrainian state enterprise “Antonov”, said Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. He said this during a visit to the Voronezh aircraft joint-stock companies on Saturday, January 28, reports TASS.

“We are waiting for the transfer to Russia of Ukrainian aircraft designers, to create “An”. Ready to receive them and to ensure that is not dead school Antonov”, — said the Deputy Chairman of the government.

Ukrainian aviakontserna in 2016 not released any new aircraft. This situation is due to rupture of cooperation ties with Russia, which resulted in the “Antonov” has ceased to receive the Russian components. Now the management company is engaged in the search for alternative suppliers.

In November of the same year, the company lost its General designer Dmitry Kiva. How wrote portal he quit and moved from Kiev to Baku, where he plans to focus on creating planes to Azerbaijan. “My position in the “Antonov” simply abolished… According to my information, this was done on the orders of “high officials”. So the other way I just was not” — said Kiva.

In addition, in January 2016, there were reports on the elimination of aviakontserna in connection with his transfer to the “Ukroboronprom”, but the company has denied this information. As stated in “Antonov”, it was about the reorganization.