: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Leader of Donetsk separatists Zakharchenko declares own ”trade blockade” of Ukraine

The leader of the so-called ”Donetsk People`s Republic” (”DPR”) Alexander Zakharchenko on Friday said that the so-called ”DPR” was declaring a blockade of the government-controlled areas of Ukraine.

”We`re cutting all ties with Ukraine, with which we are at war. Indeed, we used to sell coal to get money and pay salaries here. But due to the fact that we have learned to survive under a blockade, we are announcing the blockade of [government-controlled areas of] Ukraine,” RIA Novosti quoted Zakharchenko as saying.

Earlier, Zakharchenko said the militants had seized some 40 Ukrainian enterprises in the occupied territory of Donbas.


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