May 15, 2020
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Ukrainian polar explorers managed to fly from Chile to Ukraine

Ukrainian Antarctic Expedition No. 24, which had been working at the Akademik Vernadsky station for more than a year, was able to fly out of Chile. after several transfers, the arrival of polar explorers in Kiev is expected next week. This 13 was announced on May by the press service of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine with reference to the director of the National Antarctic Scientific Center of the Ministry of Education and Science Evgeny Dikogo

- During the period of quarantine and the lack of regular flights, we managed the almost impossible: Ukrainian polar explorers fly home. This is the result of the incredible work of the team of our center, the embassies of Ukraine in Chile and Brazil, partners and contractors. Our guys still have many hours of flights and transfers, but we are already looking forward to them in Kiev, said Dikiy.

Polar explorers flew from Santiago airport on the night of 15 May. Together with the participants of the annual 24 th Ukrainian Antarctic expedition, members of the seasonal detachment, who worked at the Akademik Vernadsky station for 3 months, return home.

After returning to Ukraine polar explorers will undergo a 2-week observation. It is planned that they will be at home on self-isolation by installing the special application “House at Home.”

21 on April to the Akademik Vernadsky station arrived 25 - I am the Ukrainian Antarctic expedition.

Polar explorers 24 - The first expedition worked at the Akademik Vernadsky station 13 months. they had to delay due to problems with the flight of the 25 expedition, which also had to spend 2 weeks in quarantine in Chile.

24 - I expedition sailed from Antarctica 24 in April. On May 2, after crossing the planet’s most stormy place - the Drake Strait - Ukrainian polar explorers arrived at the port of Punta Arenas in Chile. A few days ago they flew to the capital of the republic - the city of Santiago.

Meanwhile, a tragedy erupted at the Akademik Vernadsky station: one of the members committed suicide 25 Antarctic expedition.


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