While inspecting the construction of the metro in Krasnoyarsk, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin spoke about plans for the next five years to restore airports in Mariupol and Donetsk.
In early June, it was reported that Mariupol airport may start functioning in 2024-2025, while the airports in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhya will be activated a little later due to the destruction.
According to the deputy prime minister, the building of Mariupol airport is badly destroyed due to the fighting, but the runway “is in more or less decent condition.” “In Mariupol we are not yet planning to rebuild the airport in the next two years, because we have 150 kilometers to Taganrog airport. But we have it in the three-year plan, we have put survey work in Mariupol on the airport for 2026,” TASS quoted Khusnullin as saying.
Donetsk airport, badly damaged during the hostilities, is planned to be restored in the next five years, commented Marat Khusnullin on the plans for the airport named after S. Prokofiev.
“After the cessation of special operations, we will, accordingly, also put the airport in order. It is badly damaged, but in our plans, somewhere in the next five years, definitely to restore,” said Marat Khusnullin.