Groysman: the Blockade in the Donbass brought only harm

Energy and economic blockade of the Donbas occurred not in the interests of Ukraine, and threatened rapid economic growth. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groysman, transfers a press-service of the government.

“The blockade was not in the interests of Ukraine, it brought only harm,” – said Groisman.

The Prime Minister stressed that one of the public objectives of the initiators of the blockade was specifically the release of all hostages. “We know that all mechanisms are engaged to each prisoner, the hostage was released. But we know that only one office in Russia accepted this decision, what does the blockade? Obviously setting the goal, those who put, I understand that this is unrealistic. But if we look at the harm caused against the state, it is obvious that the first damage was caused to the Ukrainian economy at precisely the moment when we got a serious chance at rapid economic growth,” – said Groisman.

The head of government noted that as soon as Ukraine begins the process of recovery, “is someone who comes up with how Ukraine is to stop, distract from the development of problem solving”.

Groisman added that the government is working on minimising the negative consequences of energy and economic blockade.

Yesterday at the meeting of the Council , the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko decided to temporarily completely stop transport – automobile and railway – from the occupied territories of Donbass.

After that , the Council supported the proposal of the President in connection with the seizure of the Ukrainian enterprises and the deterioration of the situation in the zone of the military operation in the Donbass. As stated by Oleksandr Turchynov, “in pursuance of the NSDC decision to 13:00 March 15 will be closed all roads and railway lines leading to the separation line”.