Russia demands that Ukraine pay for renaming of cities

Russian Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov believes that Ukraine has to pay the change of international transport codes after renaming of the city of Dnepropetrovsk, TASS writes.

"Changing the name is quite costly and those who decided to rename it bear responsibility. I don’t know whether they have changed the international codes,” Sokolov said. According to him, Russia is ready to make changes to their cartographic sources and databases "if all the costs of the international codes are resolved.”

As the head of the Federal Air Transport Agency, Alexander Neradko, explained to journalists, the changes to the international aviation code have not been made yet. "We have not yet received the information. They can change the name of the city but not the name of the airport and abbreviations. Maybe they will come to their senses and cut the costs,” Neradko said.

Recently, the Verkhovna Rada renamed the city of Dnepropetrovsk to Dnepr as part of the law on de-communization.

  Ukraine, Russia