The head of the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk national republics Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Carpenter made a joint statement about the transport blockade of the region. The document published on the website of the Donetsk news Agency.
The statement said that the blockade of Railways, “directly contradicts the spirit and letter of the Minsk agreements”, as a result of her “many companies were forced to stop their work.”
“We have to announce that if to 00:00 Wednesday (1 March 2017) the embargo is not lifted, we will introduce external management at all enterprises of the Ukrainian jurisdiction, working in DND and LNR. We will cease to supply coal to Ukraine. For the supply of coal there is neither the capacity nor the scheme of payment”, — said in a statement.
In addition, the leaders of the DNI and the LC said that will guide the work of enterprises on the Russian market and the markets of “other countries”.
A trade blockade of the DNI and the LC, including the blockade of the railway communication, the soldiers of the Ukrainian volunteer battalions began at the end of December 2016. It involved members of the Ukrainian Parliament Yegor Sobolev, semen Semenchenko of the opposition faction “Self-help”.
11 Feb both entities simultaneously demanded that working on their premises, which is under Ukrainian jurisdiction, pay taxes to Kiev, and directly to the authorities of the DNI and LC.