The issue of blockade of the occupied territory of Donbass is in the competence of law enforcement agencies. The effects of the embargo can be threatening for the whole of Ukraine. This was stated by the head of the Luhansk regional administration Yuriy Garbuz in an interview with “Obozrevatel”.
“In the case of blocking of the supply of anthracite coal from the Donbas is working on this kind of coal TPPs will be alternately stopped. Replacement power with forces of the NPP is possible only in the first phase (two weeks). For region, this means disabling Slavic TPP with the replacement of nuclear capacity, stop Lugansk thermal power plant in the city Happiness (end of February) and as a consequence, the termination of the supply of electricity to the North of the Luhansk region. On anthracite are also thermal power plants in Western and Central Ukraine. The shortest term supply of this energy from South Africa is 80 days (second half of April). In the harsh winter, the consequences of the blockade more than threaten,” said Garbuz.
According to him, the blockade of Donbass Ukraine unprofitable, but profitable Moscow.
“Again on rostv appeared pictures with iniquity: men in camouflage uniforms block the railway in Ukraine. But the important thing is not whether it is beneficial to the Kremlin. Importantly, this blockade is not exactly the best for ourselves, it is a blow to the investment climate of the country, discreditied Ukraine in the eyes of the world. If elected officials violate the law, a legal state can be a speech? The threat of energy security of the country, I said,” said Garbuz.
We will remind, will Remind, earlier the General Director of Azovstal Enver Tskitishvili commented on the blockade of Donbass and named concrete figures that point to the negative effects of the blockade. And the General Director of JSC “MMK im. Of Mariupol” Yuriy Zinchenko said that the blocking of railway traffic in Donbass drives a wedge in the Minsk agreement.
The blockade continues for more than two weeks. Upon blocking of railway lines in the Luhansk oblast Prosecutor’s office opened criminal proceedings, and members of Parliament need to immediately convene the national security Council.
According to the Director of energy programs of the Center for world economy and international relations of national Academy of Sciences Valentin Zemlyansky, in the case of a full block of coal from ORDO, the factor of safety of the Ukrainian energy sector will not last for more than a month.
The Minister for the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons Vadim Chernysh said that the possible blocking of the movement of goods with the coal controlled by the Ukrainian government areas of Donbass can lead to power outages across the territory of Ukraine.