Disinfo: Ukraine starts to build airports for seasonal workers

Summary

Ukraine is starting to build airports for seasonal workers to intensify the transportation of cheap labor to Polish plantations and Hungarian factories. Lviv crossing points are already unable to manage the flow of people who want to work in Europe. It’s evident due to the huge traffic jams and congestion on the border. Therefore, yesterday at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, the readiness to allocate 30 million hryvnas for the construction of a new airport in Mukachevo was announced.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Ukraine as a country without any perspectives, forcing people to work in conditions similar to slavery in other countries.

Kyiv has not announced the intention to build an airport in Mukachevo for seasonal workers.

According to the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladyslav Krikliy, the airport in Mukachevo is under construction for the development of domestic tourism:

Now it is very important to support and develop regional airports. After all, during the pandemic, domestic tourism will remain a priority. Therefore, we, in particular, are preparing to build an airport in Mukachevo. The emergence of a new airport is important for the development of aviation infrastructure in Transcarpathia.

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  • Reported in: Issue 209
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/08/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Ukraine

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