24 December 2022 was the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of Ukrainian State Air Traffic Services Enterprise (UkSATSE). Over the past three decades, UkSATSE has provided air navigation services of the highest standards to thousands of flights daily in Ukrainian airspace and in the international High Seas area over the Black Sea, where responsibility for air navigation services provision is delegated to Ukraine under international agreements.
Today, Ukraine is going through the hardest times in its independent history. Therefore, we are more than ever in urgent need of the support and solidarity of the international community – support without which our freedom and common peaceful future are impossible.
We have witnessed horrific missile attacks on civil energy, utility and social infrastructures, as well as on the civilians of Ukraine.
At such a critical moment, UkSATSE, as the national air navigation service provider of Ukraine, has found itself in a challenging situation. It has a clear task of retaining the air navigation system (ANS) of Ukraine – preserving the personnel, as a core value, and equipment. Yet it has no funding for this. There are no sources of financing ANS in Ukraine at the moment as all available State budget resources are directed towards military needs and victory which is a prerequisite for the recovery of civil aviation. Commercial loan financing for UkSATSE is not feasible under such conditions.