The self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk ”people`s republics” from March 1 are introducing the so-called external control at all Ukrainian enterprises operating in the temporarily occupied areas of Donbas as a response to the trading blockade of the militant-held territory, according to TASS.
”We are forced to declare that if the blockade is not lifted before 00:00 (March 1, 2017), we will introduce the ”external management” at all enterprises under Ukrainian jurisdiction, operating in the `DPR`and `LPR`,” reads a joint statement by militant leaders Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky, TASS reports.
It is noted that special headquarters have been set up to oversee the ”transition” of Ukrainian enterprises under the so-called management of ”DPR” and ”LPR.”
Earlier, on February 27 the leaders of terrorist organizations ”DPR” and ”LPR” stated their demand to the official Kyiv to ensure the lifting of a trade blockade of the occupied territories before March 1, threatening to introduce ”external management” at Ukrainian enterprises operating in militant-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
The pro-Kremlin militants have announced that they would re-orient all production processes to fit Russian markets and those of the other countries.