Veterans of anti-terrorist operation blocked a railway Lugansk — Lysychansk — Popasna at the site of the mountain of gold to curb trade in illegal armed formations.
On Wednesday 25 January, said MP of the faction «Samopomich» semen Semenchenko.
«Veterans have launched the third phase of the blockade of trade with the occupiers. Blocked railroad Lugansk — Lysychansk — Popasna in the area, «mountain of gold». 12 trains and more than 700 cars, is excluded from the process of financing of terrorism», — wrote Semenchenko on his page on the social network Facebook.
According to Semenchenko, «ordinary policemen, border guards, SBU supported the actions of the veterans».
The first checkpoint blockade is called «Redoubt Bohdan,» he said, adding: «to be Continued».
We will remind, on December 16, 2016, the soldiers of the volunteer battalions for the liberation of the prisoners pushed the militants an ultimatum, threatening to blockade: «If within seven days of all Ukrainian prisoners will not be released or will not be shared, then we begin a total blockade of the occupied territories». «We will block the supply of any contraband how to get there and back,» said the second commander of the battalion «Donbass» Anatoly Vinogrodsky.
Soapsuds informed that the Ukrainian party has given 15 people from the list of fighters in the hope that Russia will unblock the process of liberation 58-Ukrainian hostages being held in the uncontrolled territories.
Action by the blockade began on the 26th of December 2016. The second commander of the battalion «Donbass» Vinogrodsky reported that it has joined as ATO veterans and volunteers, and the organizers continue to collect information about the channels of trade. He recalled that despite the statement of the SBU stated that trade with the uncontrolled territories ceased, smuggling channels are still working.
«We are not interested in transitions, where the civilian population carries himself cabbage. We are interested in the smuggling channels. And second, we are interested in railway crossings. To date, to our knowledge, only one railway crossing formed night trains, and about 5 levels out only one point… with coal,» said the commander. «We put mobile checkpoints, as was done with the blockade of the Crimea», — he added.
We add that the Minister of the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons Vadim Chernysh opposed a possible ban on the passage of goods across the line of contact in Donbas, arguing that such a practice can lead to power outages on the territory of Ukraine. Blackie also believes that such a ban can contribute to the process of liberation of the hostages.
Veterans of the ATO began the third phase of the blockade of trade with ORDO: blocked the railway Luhansk — Popasna 25.01.2017