Ukraine, Russia will continue discussions on joint production of AN-124 Ruslan in October

Ukraine will return in October to discussion with the Russian side of the issue about resumption of a serial production of the military transport aircraft AN-124 Ruslan.

Industrial Policy Minister Mykhailo Korolenko told a briefing at the Cabinet on Thursday, a Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“A delegation from the Russian Federation has already visited us, we held preliminary talks and made a draft intergovernmental agreement. Now, it is with the Russian side, discussed, and I think that we will return to this talk approximately in a month,” Korolenko has said.

The Minister noted that initially the cooperation project on aircraft building included also development and construction of AN-32, AN-70, AN-148 and AN-178. However, following a working meeting of the two Premiers this July in Sochi, Mykola Azarov and Dmitry Medvedev, an agreement was reached that it would be real to launch at least one project on AN-124 Ruslan.