Billionaire Richard Branson visited Gostomel

Richard Branson (second from right)

British billionaire, founder of Virgin Galactic Richard Branson visited the city of Gostomel, Kyiv region. The visit of the businessman was announced by the head of the military administration of the city Taras Dumenko, follows from the post of the Servant of the People party. on Telegram.

“He actively supports Ukraine and advocates the toughest sanctions against Russia, its leaders and the economy,”— said in the message.

Branson was interested in whether it is possible to restore the Antonov airport, destroyed during the hostilities.

Richard Branson— Founder of the world's first public space tourism company, Virgin Galactic. He also invested in Hyperloop One, which is developing a high-speed vacuum train.

The Russian military occupied the Gostomel airfield on February 25, a day after the start of the military operation. More than 200 helicopters took part in the fighting, the military suppressed the air defense system, which made it possible to land troops. During the capture of the airfield, 200 Ukrainian servicemen were killed.

During the fighting in Gostomel, the world's largest transport aircraft “Mriya” was destroyed. The only working copy of the machine was at the airport for repairs.

On June 24, Deputy General Director of the Antonov enterprise Viktor Avdeev estimated the damage from the destruction at the airport at $1 billion, UNIAN reported. He explained that the airport with an area of ​​400 hectares needs a complete reconstruction and the creation of a cargo hub.

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