The head of the transport Ministry of Russia Maxim Sokolov said that Ukraine may have to pay for changes to international codes after the renaming of the city of Dnepropetrovsk in the Dnieper. “It is costly — to change the name, and for that, in my opinion, is the responsibility of the caller. I don’t know whether they had changed the international codes,” said Sokolov.
The Minister said that Russia is ready to make changes to their cartographic sources and databases, “if all the costs of the international codes will be resolved”
In turn, the head of Rosaviatsiya Alexander Neradko explained that changes in international aviation code of the airport is not yet added. “We have not yet received the information. They can change the name of the city, but not to change airport name and abbreviation. Maybe they will come around and will be used to reduce costs,” — said Neradko.
The decision on renaming of Dnipropetrovsk, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted 19 may, for this decision voted 247 parliamentarians. The decision was made in the framework of the current Ukrainian law on decommunization. At the same meeting, the deputies adopted the decision on renaming the city of Dneprodzerzhinsk in Kamenskoe.
Earlier in December, Dnipropetrovsk city Council decided to leave the city the former name, however, considered him to be named in honor of St. Peter. Local deputies appealed to the Verkhovna Rada with a request to keep the Dnepropetrovsk its name.
In April 2015 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a package of laws on de-communization, in which there is a speech including the banning symbols of the Communist party, but also the requirement to rename all geographical names associated with the Soviet party leadership. Later published a list of the 520 figures, the use of whose name names is prohibited.