"They should work": Podolyak on necessary conditions to open Boryspil and other airports
The opening of civilian airports in Ukraine, including Boryspil near Kyiv, will be possible when the sky over the country is fully protected from Russian missiles and drones. This is not a matter of tomorrow.
The statement was made by Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to the head of the Presidential Office, on December 2 on the air of the Yedyni Novyny TV marathon. The presenter asked the representative of the Presidential Office to comment on the possibility of resuming the operation of Boryspil Airport in the future.
Podolyak replied that this would be realistic only when the security situation improves. To do this, our country needs to significantly increase its air and missile defense systems.
"The security situation today is not yet fully resolved, but in terms of thinking about the future, we can say that airports must work in Ukraine," the politician said.
He emphasized that it will be possible to talk about the resumption of flights over the country only when the sky is completely closed from the impact of enemy missile and drone attacks.
- The head of the President's Office, Andrii Yermak, recently said that Boryspil airport in the Kyiv suburbs would resume flights as soon as possible. The last passenger plane departed from Boryspil at 3:00 a.m. on February 24, 2022. It has not been operating ever since.
- Lviv also considered opening an international airport in 2024. However, the Armed Forces of Ukraine pointed out that Ukraine needs additional means of protecting its sky..