Dovgyntseve airfield in Dnipropetrovsk region is now operative again, thanks to the efforts of the specialists of Ukraine’s Air Forces. They restored the airfield, which was abandoned for almost twenty years.
According to the Air Forces HQ, the landing strip was fixed, and now the airfield can host the aircraft. Antonov An-26 transport carrier took off from the airfield on Monday. The flights will be regular from now on, the military said.
In September, the Ukrainian military successfully tested Oskol, the domestically made non-guided missiles. President Petro Poroshenko posted this on Facebook on Wednesday. During this round of field probes, Sukhoi Su-24 frontline bomber carried the ammunition and fired it. This particular modification of the ammunition lets the missiles explode in the air several meters away from the target, which releases more pieces of shrapnel on it. The missiles are supposed to effectively hit the armored vehicles and firing positions of the enemy. Previously, the ammunition was tested on Mi-8 helicopters.