Groysman Calls For Resumption Of Talks With Ryanair

12 July 2017 12:08

Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has called for resumption of negotiations with the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair. Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian announced this on Facebook, the CFTS portal reports.

"The prime minister has just held a meeting at which he determined that the negotiations should be resumed and promised to ask the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine to assess the course of the negotiations and the reasons for their failure," Omelian wrote on his Facebook page. The minister also said that the Ministry of Infrastructure was ready to give testimony about exertion of pressure on state employees by a private airline and threats of prosecution if Ryanair entered Ukraine.

In comments to the CFTS portal, Omelian earlier predicted that the negotiations with Ryanair would resume. "There will definitely be [another round of negotiations with Ryanair], and it will fly to Ukraine," he said

As reported, Ryanair has decided to cancel its plan to begin operating flights to the Boryspil and Lviv airports in September this year. "Regrettably, Kyiv airport has instead chosen to protect high fare airlines (including Ukraine International Airlines) and deprive Ukrainian consumers/visitors access to Europe’s lowest air fares and widest route network," Ryanair said in a statement.