President Poroshenko: Our Air Force does not use military aircraft in Donbas to comply with Minsk agreements24.06.2016 17:55 434
Ukrainian Armed Forces have not used airplanes in Donbas because of the Minsk agreements, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told the graduating class of Kharkiv University of Air Force pilots at a military airfield in Chuhuyiv town, Ukrinform has reported.
"By complying with its commitments stipulated by the Minsk agreements, our Armed Forces do not use military aircraft in Donbas," Poroshenko said.
According to him, at the same time, the pilots are on combat duty in anti-air defense, transportation of the injured troops and military equipment.
Concerning the aviation potential of Ukraine, Poroshenko said that "only eight countries in the world possess the technology for manufacturing an entire aircraft and boast a full ownership of the system for training flight personnel. And Ukraine is one of those countries."
He noted that the year 2016 is declared the Year of Aviation in Ukraine, and the government has provided UAH 2.5 billion for repairing aircraft.