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 Ukraine Recovers Abandoned Military Airfields. PHOTOS

The Ukrainian air force began the restoration of three former airfields: Martynivka (Voznesensk), Buialyk, and Chervonohlinske (Artsyz).

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It is not yet clear whether there will beconstructed new aviation bases or just aviation commandant'soffices.

Therunways there are being covered with modern monolithic concretesurface produced by German «Dyckerhoff», informs Ukrainian military portal,Censor.NET reports.

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The642nd Fighter Regiment on MiG -29 had been based In Martynivka (thetown of Voznesensk in Mykolaiv region) until 2001. The technicalinfrastructure of the airfield is in a state of neglect. However,in 2011, an aircraft S-130 was noticed landing the runway whileparticipating in joint exercises which might prove there is afunctioning runway at that airfield. Active restoration of thewhole infrastructure is being conducted at the momentthere.

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Buialykairfield (the Odesa region) was abandoned by Ukrainian armed forcesin 2003. Earlier reconnaissance Su - 24MR aircrafts of the 511thReconnaissance Regiment were based there. The documents necessaryfor the airfield restoration is in process at themoment.

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Anairfield Chervonohlinske in the town of Artsiz in the Odesa regionhad been an aviation commandant's office until 2003., The 206 AirForce Base (the 737 Fighter Regiment) had been basedthere until 1998. Some of its infrastructure is still functioningbeing used by a local flying club that consists of lightairplanes.

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The military commandant's office startedfunctioning at Kanatove airfield in theKirovohrad region on June 16. It had been disbanded since 2004.

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TheDefense Ministry also considered the restoration of Bolhrad andLiman airfields in the Odesa region but the idea was soon rejectedas the airfields are located too close to the border.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/p294727
 
 
 
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