Poroshenko said that the blockade of coal supplies hurts the entire economy of the country
Petro Poroshenko said about the problems with energy supply in some cities because of the blockade of coal supplies from Donbass.
Participants in the blocking of rail traffic on the demarcation line in the ATO with their actions primarily hurt the Ukrainian state, said President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
According to a press release published on the official website of the head of state, according to the President, due to the lack of power coal, in particular, had problems with the power supply “a number of cities from Kiev to Chernigov, Kramatorsk, Kremenchug, Sumy”.
“They (the participants of the blockade – if) “protect” the Ukrainian metallurgy coke from Ukrainian, Ukrainian family – from the Ukrainian heat, Ukrainian house Ukrainian of light, Ukrainians from jobs,” – said Poroshenko at the meeting of the Council of national security and defense .
According to him, the policy was made a subject of blockade “completely cynical PR on the blood”, from-for what there was direct threat to the energy security of the state.
Also, according to Petro Poroshenko, the obvious are risks of metallurgical enterprises, some of which are forced to cut production because of raw material shortages, which in turn threatens to reduce foreign exchange earnings. “No need to explain the implications for exchange rate policy, inflation, welfare and the life of every citizen of Ukraine”, – said the President.
In addition, the President stressed that such actions discrediting Ukraine in the eyes of the population of the temporarily occupied territories and create barriers to their return and reintegration.
“Essentially, I want to note – they block not ORDO/ORLO, and they create problems. They block the Ukraine, they block our struggle for the restoration of territorial integrity”, – said P. Poroshenko.