Russia is attempting to recruit employees of Ukraine's Antonov aircraft company

Russia is willing to accept Ukrainian aircraft designers of the Antonov serial production plant and to provide them with jobs and salaries. This was stated by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin during an inspection of the Il-112V plane at the VASO plant in Voronezh, RIA Novosti reports.

"Of course, we would be delighted and look forward to the Ukrainian aircraft designers and builders moving to Russia. They do not have any prospects for work in Kiev particularly and in Ukraine in general,” Rogozin said.

He noted that Russia is ready to provide Ukrainian specialists with "all the necessary work, opportunities and salaries."

"This is done to keep the ideology of the aircraft building alive, which was once established by Oleg Antonov as one inseparable part of the general school of the Soviet Union aviation industry,” Rogozin said.

  Antonov, Ukraine, Russia