The Dnipro International Airport is completely destroyed by a Russian missile strike. Five people are injured.
The airport is currently owned by its major airline partner Dniproavia. This has resulted in a number of management problems and has slowed the airfield’s development as Dniproavia has, on a number of occasions, refused to be forthcoming with the required funds to undertake a comprehensive modernization program. In addition to this, foreign airlines have found it difficult to gain access to Dnipro as a result of Dniproavia’s protectionist policies along routes to and from the airport. These problems are now only of academic importance as a Russian missile strike destroyed this prominent Ukrainian transport hub.