Ukrainian activists move to the second phase of the blockade of Donbass. This broadcast channel ZIK said the people’s Deputy from «Samopomich» semen Semenchenko.
He noted that in March 2017 blockade was «legalized» by the decree of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the decision of the Council of national security and defense.
«Today there are serious results to strengthen national security and our economy. In particular, as a result of our action twice reduced the consumption of anthracite coal, which previously were purchased from the occupier that replenish its budget, this is the first», – said the Deputy.
Second, according to him, the achievement of the siege – the beginning of the procurement of anthracite coal in the United States is «a country that is not at war with Ukraine.»
«And third, everyone was talking about what the high dollar that our economy will fall that our GDP will drop. But the opposite happened, the dollar fell to two hryvnia, GDP increased, we see that there is no collapse we have, on the contrary, the work of «Energoatom» increased, respectively, increased the export of electricity abroad. Moreover, we see that ceased funding of the occupier,» – said Semenchenko.
He stressed that the activists move to the second phase of the blockade.
«We now turn to the second stage. We have to force Akhmetov (businessman Rinat Akhmetov. – «GORDON») to stop funding terrorists, we must end the predatory rate «Rotterdam +»… Over the summer we seriously have gained power, has opened a number of camps along the Russian border and is ready, if the government will continue to do nothing to strengthen our defense, to act as representatives of civil society,» – said the Deputy.
26 Dec 2016 veterans dobrobatov announced the beginning of the blockade «LDNR», demanding the release of the hostages. In this regard, Ukraine has ceased to receive coal and other goods from the occupied territories.
On 27 February, 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.
March 15, the national security Council 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.
On 13 June, the headquarters of the blockade of trade with the occupiers announced the mobilization of activists for the start of the active phase of the second phase of the blockade. The staff noted that on may 26 gave the government an ultimatum, however, the demands of the protesters were not satisfied. The activists demanded «the immediate adoption by the government decision to ban purchases of Russian coal, and the beginning of the process of nationalization of the Russian business on the territory of Ukraine».
Semenchenko said that the activists move to the second phase of the blockade of Donbass 29.08.2017