15:36 GMT +319 October 2017
Live
    Alexander Zakharchenko, head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR), speaks during an interview at his office in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on April 8, 2015

    DPR Nationalizes Some 40 Ukrainian Jurisdiction Enterprises

    © AFP 2017/ DIMITAR DILKOFF
    Europe
    Get short URL
    31029224

    Leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Alexander Zakharchenko stated that external administration has been introduced at almost 40 Ukrainian-jurisdiction enterprises in Donbass because of the transport blockade in the region.

    DONETSK (Sputnik) — The authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) nationalized nearly 40 Ukrainian-jurisdiction enterprises in Donbass because of the transport blockade in the region, DPR leader Alexander Zakharchenko said Wednesday.

    "About 40 enterprises… External administration has been introduced at almost all of them, with few exceptions," Zakharchenko told reporters.

    In late January, a group of former participants of Ukraine's military operation in Donbas, including Ukrainian lawmakers, blocked on some sections freight railroad links with areas in Donbas not controlled by Kiev. They claimed that any trade with the self-proclaimed republics was illegal, and all ongoing trade transportation meant smuggling. The blockade has led to a disruption in anthracite coal supplies to Ukraine, which forced the Ukrainian authorities to introduce emergency measures in the energy sector in order to save resources.

    Related:

    Russia Calls on Ukraine to Stop Donbass Blockade
    Despite Talk of 'Diplomacy', Kiev is Likely to Continue Fuelling War in Donbass
    Ukraine's Unwillingness to Lift Donbass Transport Blockade 'Puzzling' - Kremlin
    Ukrainian Troops Seize Water Filtering Station in Eastern Ukraine – DPR MoD
    Tags:
    nationalization, Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, Donbass, Ukraine
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment