Russian aircraft factories have recruited several hundred upper-level staff from Ukraine


July 21, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

–, translated by Tom Winter –

Production of SU-30 and Yak-130

Russian aircraft factories have hired several hundred high-class workers from Ukraine*

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The Russian aircraft factories in Voronezh and Ulyanovsk in recent years have recruited hundreds of former workers of the Kharkov and Kiev aircraft plants, who have moved from Ukraine to Russia, according to Aviation Explorer, citing a senior source in the military-industrial complex.

“There could be more of them. But not at all if there are any doubts: We have to make sure that the person really comes to us with good intentions, and not with other goals,” the source said at the MAKS-2017 aerospace show in Zhukovsky.

According to him, when recruiting former Ukrainian aviation specialists “we have to take security issues into account.” He noted that “we have to check future workers, to exclude future cases of sabotage or industrial espionage.”
*This related story explains why these workers are available: Cronyism destroys Antonov.

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