The security service of Ukraine denounced the «populist» politicians who organized the blocking of rail traffic from certain regions of Donbass. The corresponding statement of the SBU published on its website, Ukrainian Pravda wrote.
«Recently, some politicians, under the guise of Patriotic slogans like «stop trading with the occupiers», which allegedly «roof» of the SBU, promoting the introduction of the «economic blockade», organized blocking rail traffic to and from certain regions of Donetsk and Lugansk regions,» – said in a statement.
The office noted that «I share the position of their colleagues who are at the forefront of the fight against terrorism, and the absolute majority of the public», but at the same time emphasize the SBU categorically rejects any accusations of commercial «interest» trade with the militants.
SBU recalls that control over the movement of vehicles and goods across the line of contact is carried out under the anti-terror legislation.
The provision of permits for the movement of the business entities is the Focal point comprised of representatives of many agencies, including the SBU, after the relevant submission to the State fiscal service of Ukraine.
Permission is granted subject to the payment of taxes, other obligatory payments to the budget of Ukraine, with the full transparency of this process and lack of involvement in the financing of terrorist activities.
Entrepreneurs must be registered for tax accounting in Ukraine-controlled territory, to be socially and export oriented, have a single cycle on controlled and not controlled by the Ukrainian authorities territories and to carry out the calculations using only the banking system of Ukraine.
«We emphasize that the items that supposedly block some politicians are forbidden to move across the line of demarcation. Some of them can be supplied only in the form of humanitarian aid», – noted in SBU.
«Measures to block the movement of railway transport activists have signs of illegal activity (article 278 «Hijacking or seizure of railway rolling stock, aircraft, sea or river vessel», article 279 «Blocking of transport communications, and seizure of transport enterprises», article 280 of the «forced transport workers to neglect their duties, «the criminal code of Ukraine)», – noted in SBU.
The Ministry said about the negative consequences that can occur if the blocking will continue.
«These actions create conditions to disrupt the stable functioning of energy system of Ukraine, causing direct damage to the state (with 25.01.2017 in ORDA left 385 cars with 26 of 950 tons of coal total cost of 35 035 000 UAH, more than 20,000 empty wagons, and property of PJSC «Ukrzaliznytsia»),» – said in comments to the SBU.
«This will lead to an increase in the number of citizens who after losing their jobs, (ensure the existence of almost 150 000 people) will be forced, based on 40% of less set in the so-called»military units» ORDO, to join the ranks of illegal armed formations,» reads the statement.
According to the SBU, these actions also negatively affect the process of release of hostages.
At the same time as the press Secretary of the Main Directorate of the National police in the Luhansk region Tatyana Pogukai, on Monday, January 30, activists dismantled a section of the railroad tracks on the separation line with the self-proclaimed «LPR» in Luhansk region.
«They dismantled a section of the path long 1 m 10 cm There was no explosion, he was cut,» she said.
The investigative team documented the crime. The issue of entering data in the Unified register of pre-judicial investigations.
Removing tracks also said the people’s Deputy Semyon Semenchenko.
Recall, January 25, veterans of the ATO blocked Railways Luhansk — Popasna in the trade blockade of the occupied regions of Donbas, the actions of the ATO veterans was blocked traffic of 12 trains with a total of 700 cars. Yesterday a post of the veterans of the ATO in railway Luhansk — Popasna tried to break through.
On 26 January it was reported that blocked one part of the railway Lugansk — Lysychansk — Popasnaya near cut Mining and gold.
Head of communication Department of the Main Directorate of the National police in the Luhansk region Tatyana Pogukai said that assessment of the actions of former members of the ATU and the people’s deputies, who blocked the railroad in Lugansk area on the boundary line, must give the security service and the Prosecutor General’s office.
Then the Prosecutor’s office opened proceedings on the fact of blocking a road in the Luhansk region. Press Secretary of Prosecutor’s office of Luhansk region Anna Zykovasaid that on 41-m kilometre of a stage, there are about 55 persons in camouflage uniforms, among which MPs Simon Semenchenko Pavel Kostenko Taras Shepherd, Vladimir Parasyuk. They were placed on the railway track three wooden «hedgehog» and blocked shipments that were moved in the uncontrolled Ukrainian government territory.
«Data on this fact are brought in eRDR with preliminary qualification on h 1 of article 279 of the Penal code, the blocking of transport communications by the device of obstacles which broke normal work of transport. The punishment envisages a fine of 50 to 150 non-taxable minimum, or correctional labor up to 2 years or arrest till 6 months or restriction of freedom up to 3 years», — reported in Prosecutor’s office.
The head of the SBU Basil Gritsak negatively regarded actions of people’s deputies had blocked part of the railway in the Luhansk region, and called on them to act by legal means.
A share of veterans of the ATO to block trade with groups temporarily controlling certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, and criticized the head of the Lugansk regional military-civil administration Yuriy Garbuz. According to him, the protesters in Lugansk region blocked designed for the transportation of coal, empty cars, and the event threatens the energy security of the whole country.
In addition, Hrytsak said that the State fiscal service (GFS) will be the main body that will deal with issues of movement of goods in and ORDO of them , whereas previously these matters were in the competence of the interdepartmental group.
SBU denies the accusation of backing trade with the occupiers 30.01.2017