During the trade embargo organized by the veterans of the ATO, the people around Ukrainian businessman Rinat Akhmetov tried to «negotiate» the transport of coal from the occupied districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions in the rest of Ukraine. About it in interview to «GORDON» was declared by the extra fractional people’s Deputy Vladimir Parasyuk.
«When we blocked the cargo-passenger Phenolic station of the Donetsk railway, and the blockade caused a huge resonance in the media and social networks, we left the people of Akhmetov, saying that we are interested in the coal went again, name your price. I said that the money do not interest us, only hostages. Let go of two dozen guys in any way: give the SBU or the President, even through their agents of influence, but only to be released. People Akhmetov said: «does Not matter», – and all the more the relationship does not go out,» said Parasyuk.
The MP is convinced that representatives of Akhmetov broke off negotiations with the blockade after a call to the Administration of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
«I think there was a call to the presidential Administration, where people Akhmetov made it clear: in any case, no prisoners, no one to go and pick up will not. Why? If, after call of people Akhmetov our boys released – this would be a clear demonstration to the whole society that the process of release of prisoners can be influenced with the Ukrainian side. This would be proof that the liberation to a certain extent blocked by the unwillingness of the presidential Administration to put pressure on the Russian side,» said Parasyuk.
The MP added that after the entry into force of the decision of the Council of national security and defense of Ukraine on temporary termination of transport communication with the occupied territories active phase of blockade on the part of veterans of the anti-terrorist operation suspended. But if the trains to go back, said the MP, the blockade is immediately resumed.
«We blocked trade with the occupied territories to all the oligarchs: Akhmetov, Taruta, Kurchenko, Medvedchuk and Poroshenko. We didn’t even know that the plant for manufacturing plastic pipes in the occupied sea of Azov belongs to Kurchenko. Just blocked. Now our children there are not, because it is a decision of the national security Council on banning the trade. But if the trains will again go you know, ‘ cause keep it under control,» concluded Parasyuk.
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Commercial blockade of the occupied territories began on 26 December 2016, when people called veterans dobrobatov, has announced the release of the hostages. In this regard, Ukraine has ceased to receive coal and other goods from the occupied territories.
February 27, 2017, the leaders of the «LDNR» Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Carpentry, threatened to impose «external control» on Ukrainian enterprises operating in the occupied territories, if March 1 is not lifted commodity blockade ORDO. In the next few days, the militants seized more than 40 enterprises of the Ukrainian jurisdiction.
On 15 March the Council of national security and defense of Ukraine adopted the decision on the temporary complete stop of transport connection with the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, with the exception of humanitarian goods. The decision was dictated by the impossibility of economic ties with enterprises, hijacked a commercial blockade.
In Gospitalniy service said in June that, due to the trade blockade of Donbass and the seizure of enterprises by militants of the budget lost 1.05 billion UAH of taxes.
In November, the journalists of the Polish edition Dziennik Gazeta Prawna reported that the anthracite from the occupied Donbass was exported to at least five European Union countries, including Poland, Austria and Italy.
Parasyuk: To us people came Akhmetov, saying that we are interested in the coal went again, name your price 25.12.2017