The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko Council meeting on national security and defense Council (NSDC) is going to raise the issue of confiscation of the coal mined in the territories of the breakaway republics of Donbass. The journalists said the representative of the Ukrainian leader in the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Lutsenko, transfers “112 Ukraine”.
“The President said at the Council of national security and defense the next issue, it will make about possible confiscation of coal, which is now occupied mines in the occupied territories sent to Russia, and thence under the brand name of the alleged Russian or other coal intend to sell in Ukraine”, — Lutsenko told.
“The principled position: you stole — we confiscate,” — said she.
In March 2017 the supply of coal from the unrecognized Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics in Ukraine were completely halted due to the blockade of roads and Railways activists. 15 March, the Council imposed a blockade of freight traffic with the DNI and LC, with the exception of the delivery of humanitarian supplies. As said Poroshenko, it will operate as long as the enterprises in which the Republic’s leadership was the introduction of external management will not be handed back to the Ukrainian owners.
In the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs said that Moscow sees Kiev’s decision to stop freight transportation to the Donbas with concern, and called it “the desire to once again shift responsibility from a sick head on healthy”. The foreign Ministry also stressed that the introduction of external management at the Ukrainian enterprises in the region became a consequence of the policy of Ukraine itself.
Earlier, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the introduction of external management can not be called “spin” and the actions of the authorities of the breakaway republics “to some extent you can understand.” “We are talking about the lives of several million people. People need to survive,” — said the representative of the Kremlin.
External management at the enterprises located in uncontrolled Kiev territory of Donbass, owned by Ukrainian owners, the authorities of the DNI and the LC is introduced in the beginning of March 2017.