The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine did not allow opening an airport in Kramatorsk for the civil flights. They explained this with the war in Donbas. The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine stated that as the News of Donbas reported.
According to the report, using an airport for civil flight is not possible for now due to the situation in the Joint Forces operation. Thus, Kramatorsk airspace is closed for passenger airplanes.
“The Defense Ministry has decided not to open an airport for civil aviation on the Kramatorsk airfield and suggested to reconsider the issue after stabilization of the situation in the state and the restoration of full control by the state authorities of Ukraine over the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions,” the report said.
According to the report, the issues of Mariupol airport is not within the competence of the ministry, since the object was transferred to the communal property of local self-government bodies in 1996.