20 May 2022 10:05

Russia allocates another 1.5 bln rubles for airports closed since Feb 24

MOSCOW. May 20 (Interfax) - The Russian government has allocated another more than 1.5 billion rubles to compensate expenses at airports in the southern and central parts of the country that have been closed since February 24 due to the situation in Ukraine.

The relevant resolution was posted on the Cabinet's website. The decision will make it possible to "maintain the airports' infrastructure and qualified personnel," the government said.

The airports that will receive the support are in Rostov, Krasnodar, Anapa, Gelendzhik, Elista, Lipetsk, Belgorod, Bryansk, Kursk, Voronezh and Simferopol. More than 1.5 billion rubles was already allocated to compensate these airports in mid-April.