02:07 GMT06 May 2021
Listen Live
    Get short URL

    Kiev intends to leave the Ukraine-Russia-NATO SALIS program on the use of An-124 transport planes, the CEO of the Ukrainian aircraft maker said Wednesday.

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Kiev intends to leave the trilateral Ukraine-Russia-NATO Strategic Airlift Interim Solution (SALIS) program on the use of An-124 transport planes in the Alliance's interests, the CEO of the Ukrainian aircraft maker Antonov Airlines, Oleksandr Gritsenko, said Wednesday.

    "We will participate [in the program] with the Russian company until December 31, and beginning January 1 we will carry out work to operate independently," Gritsenko told journalists.

    The SALIS program started in 2006, and involves Ukraine's Antonov Airlines and Russia's Volga-Dnepr Airlines, the world's largest operators of Antonov An-124 planes.


    EU Energy Union Reiterates Stance on Relaunch of Russia-Ukraine-EU Gas Talks
    Russia Expects OSCE to Improve Journalists' Safety in Ukraine
    Russia's Lavrov to Address OSCE's Objectivity With Envoy to Ukraine Sept. 8-9
    military transport plane, NATO, Ukraine, Kiev
    Community standardsDiscussion