“Coal from the DPR and LPR Ukrainian, too,” Poroshenko told why Kiev will not break off economic ties with Donbas
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko admitted that the trade blockade of Donbass seriously threatens the Ukrainian economy and Ukrainian on the uncontrolled territory of Kiev in the current situation risk losing their job, which can take up arms.
Poroshenko considered that the Ukrainian economy also continues to depend on the Donbas and of the enterprises including in the breakaway DND and LNR, and in that case, if a trade embargo is not lifted, Kyiv may receive up to two billion dollars in losses, according to “Russian conversation”.
The Ukrainian head of state explained that Kiev trade with the republics of Donbass for the supply of coal, from which the dependent Ukrainian thermal power plants, and enterprises benefiting from the DNI and the LC raw material . As justification Poroshenko said that the coal from the DPR and LPR is still a Ukrainian and important in order to support the functioning of the country’s power grid in the normal mode.
This Poroshenko added that trade with the Donbass is part of the plan of Kyiv for the reintegration of the uncontrolled territories.
“So we better that they worked in the mines or shoot at our soldiers? We implement a strategy for the restoration of the territorial integrity of the country. The return of Donbass in Ukraine and the return of Ukraine on Donbass”, – he said.
As previously reported, “Russian conversation”, the Kiev authorities announced the introduction of a state of emergency in the energy sector, urging Ukrainians to prepare for rolling blackouts of light.
The organizers of the blockade in response to the decision of the government has promised to provide an obstacle to the introduction of state of emergency and to prevent blackouts in Ukrainian cities.