Blockade of railway tracks in Donbas continues.
It has led to the adoption of a plan for rolling blackouts in the country.
The authorities accuse the activists of populism and working against Ukraine. The Council has given permission to the law enforcement officers to disperse the activists who had organized their checkpoints in the Donbas.
Корреспондент.net understood, it will be decided whether the power of a military scenario.
The decision of the Council
The security Council instructed the interior Ministry and the SBU to take urgent exhaustive measures to ensure public order in the area of the antiterrorist operation in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
The Ministry and the Agency should ensure the protection of objects of gas and electricity, transport infrastructure in the ATO area in the Donbas.
The national police of Ukraine, the National guard and the SBU tasked to provide security and to exclude the statutory method attempts to violate public order on critical infrastructure.
President Poroshenko called the organizers of the blockade populists and was accused of “ataman”.
“Due to the totally irresponsible actions of the politicians, who in the subject lock gave myself completely cynical PR on the blood, arose a direct threat to the energy security of the state. And the threats today are not only related to the energy sector,” — said Poroshenko at the NSDC meeting.
“They “protect” the Ukrainian metallurgy coke from Ukrainian, Ukrainian family — from the Ukrainian heat, Ukrainian house Ukrainian of light, Ukrainians from jobs, and Ukrainian hryvnia — from stability”, — said Poroshenko.
In addition, Poroshenko said that the blockade will hit the residents of uncontrolled areas and be unemployed they will join the ranks of illegal armed groups. This has already caused a lot of jokes in social networks.
According to him, Kyiv maintains limited trade links with the uncontrolled territory of Donbass, in order not to lose the region and to ensure their reintegration.
“We are implementing a strategy to restore the country’s territorial integrity, the return of the Donbass in Ukraine and the return of Ukraine to the Donbas. Proceeding from this strategy, and hence, we remain extremely limited and very limited economic relations”, — said Poroshenko.
The Reaction Of The West
The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine issued a statement in which it expressed concern about the facts of blocking the supply of coal from uncontrolled parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Also in the United States is concerned about the potential impact of this embargo on the power system of Ukraine, the domestic economy and residents.
To resolve the conflict “parties” are encouraged to meet.
“The parties must meet to adopt the following short-term steps that will allow the lawful goods of Ukrainian companies to transparently cross the line of collision, to prevent complications of the situation for Ukrainians on both sides,” — said in a statement.
The European Union also criticized the blockade of the railway communication in the Donbass, and called on her to stop.
The press Secretary of the head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini Maya Kocijancic noted that the blockade is contrary to “much needed inclusive approach” to the Ukrainians who live beyond the control of the government of the territories.
“Responsible for the beginning of the blockade needs to stop it immediately. The authorities should solve this problem as a priority,” said Kocijancic.
The EU also stressed that the blockade reduces the volume of supply of coal from uncontrolled territories, causing the operation of the largest power plants in Ukraine could be under threat.
She also added that the fight against smuggling is not possible without greater transparency in the movement of goods across the line of demarcation.
Waiting for overclocking
Today, activists of the trade embargo, said that the militiamen tried to storm a checkpoint in the Donetsk region Bakhmut.
Activists report that in Toreck where the ATO veterans and activists blocked railway communication with Horlivka, came the mothers and wives of prisoners. They expressed support for the participants of the blockade and bring food.
Police said he was not going to attack activists.
According to militiamen, this morning in Bakhmut in the place of blockade went investigative team for investigation, because “it is already opened four criminal proceedings”.
“The driver, accompanied by district police officer came today to place the lock in Bahmut, and asked me to give them a locomotive to ensure that they would take it, — have explained in police. — They were denied. At this time the blocker was set on fire in front of the locomotive tyres, in connection with which there were employees of the State service for emergency situations.”