Belbek airport may stop operating in the Russian-occupied Sevastopol, due to the reluctance of potential investors to develop the scheduled air services in the city, Kommersant reports.

According to the publication, the potential investor ‘Accord-Invest’ intends to focus only on the maintenance of VIP-clients.

The so-called authorities of Sevastopol say that such a proposal does not meet the city interests.

"It was clearly stated that the investment is only possible into the organization of the airport operator activities providing flight services in the existing VIP-terminal building of the Ministry of Defense,” the source said.

For the occupation authorities of Sevastopol such a condition was a shock, since the list of Presidential orders provided for the development of civil society sector at the Belbek airport as a compulsory one.