Ukrainian authorities oppose blockade of the Donbas
On the 16th of February a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council was urgently convened on account of the situation with the shipment of coal from the uncontrolled Donbas territories. At the end of January, war veterans in the Donbas blockaded several railway crossings in order to stop trade with separatists. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko thinks that the protesters are undermining the economy and interfering with the reintegration of the uncontrolled oblasts.
“They are not blockading the separatist-controlled territories, and they are not causing them problems. They are blockading Ukraine, blockading our struggle to restore territorial integrity. My firm …read more