Ukrzaliznytsia has estimated losses from the blockade of Donbass

Due to the blocking of train movement in the Donbass Ukraine has not received nearly 240 thousand tonnes of coal, and the railway sector suffered 53.5 million UAH losses. About it reports a press-service of “Ukrzaliznytsia” (UZ).

“Because of the actions of unauthorized persons to the regional branch of the “Donetsk railway” suffered damage from blocking the movement of trains on 53.5 million UAH, Ukrainian TPP and CHP has not received nearly 240 thousand tonnes of coal. Only in the Donbass foreign persons blocked 3 phase, captured 3 locomotives, 47 and 57 empty cars with coal”, – reported in UZ.

The regional branch of the “Donetsk railway” once again appealed to the General Directorate of national police in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, main Department of security Service of Ukraine (SBU) in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions with a request to take urgent measures to unblock the three sites.

As you know, January 25 persons called veterans of military action in the Donbass and, in particular, people’s deputies Vladimir Parasyuk and semen Semenchenko, blocked the railway section Luhansk – Popasna in the framework of a trade embargo non-government-controlled regions of Donbas. Was later blocked all the railway track in the direction of uncontrolled territories.

15 February, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said that the blockade of the supply deficit of anthracite coal used by thermal power plants of Ukraine is a crime and undermines the whole national economy.

In connection with the blockade of coal supplies from Donbass in Ukraine from 17 February introduced a state of emergency in the energy sector.