The self-proclaimed head of the Donetsk national Republic (DND) Alexander Zakharchenko has refused to lift the ban on the export of products and raw materials on the territory controlled by Kiev, while Ukrainian authorities do not perform Minsk agreement.
“Kiev on its side of the demarcation line can do what he wants: to enter the blockade, shoot… We don’t care. We its position did not change”, — commented on Zakharchenko to introduce a full transport blockade from Kiev (quoted by “Donetsk news Agency”).
He stressed that the decision of the Ukrainian authorities to block the cargo message with the DNI and the LC is “the fact of the internal struggle for power in Kiev.” The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, according to Zakharchenko, the struggle “loses”. “To us it no longer has any relations”, — said Zakharchenko.
Ukraine on Wednesday, March 15, is completely closed cargo service to DNR and LNR. The proposal of Petro Poroshenko was supported by the national security Council and defence of Ukraine (NSDC).
All roads and Railways going in the direction of the line of contact with the DNI and the LC must be closed at 14:00 GMT. Kiev promised to pass only humanitarian goods to the Ukrainian and international humanitarian organizations, UN and International Committee of the red cross.
Poroshenko said that the ban will be in effect until until the jurisdiction of Ukraine will not be returned to the company, which recently the authorities DND and LNR have entered external management.
The authorities of the breakaway republics entered external management at the Ukrainian enterprises located on the territory of the LC and the DNI in response to a trade blockade of Donbass. As stated Zakharchenko, under external control of the DNI moved about 40 companies, including some of the assets of Ukraine’s richest man Rinat Akhmetov — “Donetskoblenergo”, PJSC “Ukrtelecom”, the stadium “Donbass arena”, etc. at the same time, a ban was imposed on the export of DND-controlled Kiev territory of products, raw materials and fuel.