Clear and strict blockade “LNR/DNR” is impossible until the border with Russia. This broadcast “112 Ukraine” said the head of Donetsk military-civil administration Pavlo zhebrivskyi.
“I want to say that as such a clear and tight blockade, it is impossible to hold in the so-called “DNR”/”LNR”. A blockade is when in the ring. Today, the border with Russia open. This is actually a blockade from the Ukrainian side”, – he said.
According to him, when talking about trade with uncontrolled Ukraine territories, first of all, we are talking about coal.
“The first question is: are we ready today to abandon coal? As of today I have not heard about from South Africa or from other States we can provide or not. Last summer, 2016 Ukraine used 20% more coal than in winter 2015-2016. In this part you need to decide, are we willing to endure,” said zhebrivskyi.
He also noted that in the case of the blockade, it will be necessary to prevent the migration of the demarcation line.
“But it must be hard, then, to prevent the migration of the demarcation line. Should not be called KPVV, there should be a queue of 5-10 thousand people. If you do, then do. Ready for this? I think that it is not ready today,” said zhebrivskyi.
As reported, on December 26 combat veterans announced the beginning of the economic blockade of the so-called “LNR/DNR”. At this time, the blockade will be more severe than years before.