Poroshenko: because of the blockade of Donbass, a Ukrainian city can remain without heat


Because of the trade blockade of Donbass, many Ukrainian cities will be left without heating. This was announced by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during the solemn meeting devoted to the Day of honoring combatants in the territory of other States, which was broadcast channel “112 Ukraine”.

“As a result of their action, the government yesterday was forced to introduce emergency measures in the energy sector. Due to the blocking of the supply of coal there was a threat that no heat can stay Sumy, Kramatorsk, left Bank of Kiev and many other cities”, – said Poroshenko.

According to him, in Ukraine around 300 thousand people can remain without work, and in the occupied territories — tens of thousands more.

“The Ukrainian steel industry, if the blockade is not stopped and the organizers did not withdraw, so to speak, the design capacity, may be up to 300 thousand jobs. 300 thousand people will be on the street. The state will lose $ 2 billion. foreign exchange earnings with all the consequences for the hryvnia. In the occupied territories, tens of thousands of people remain without work, stress, and the labour market there, and a large part of them to survive, to earn, will go where? Right, to the militants. And this movement yesterday clearly demonstrated to the General Directorate of intelligence,” said the President.

Earlier it was reported that in Ukraine, due to blockade of Donbas from February 17, will be introduced state of emergency in the energy sector.

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Recall that in Ukraine for the third week continues the blockade of Railways, which supplied the coal from the occupied territories of Donbass. Groisman said that he sees no alternative supply of coal from enterprises in the occupied Donbas in order to ensure the heat supply.

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