Kiev has accused Russia of involvement in organized by veterans of the ATO the blockade of Donbass

Pavlo Rozenko

The Deputy head of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko saw the blockade of Donbass, organized by Ukrainian radicals, “a hand of Moscow”. About it reports TV channel “112 Ukraine”.

“We need to talk to the people who organized the blockade. For I am convinced that most people blindly use (…). And today Russia is using them in the fight against the Ukrainian state,” — suggested the Deputy Prime Minister.

From February 17 in Ukraine during the month there is a state of emergency in the energy sector. State company “Ukrenergo” received the right rolling blackouts and regulation of schedules of emergency shutdowns.

A day earlier, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree on the decision of problems of the coal blockade. The government is instructed to take comprehensive measures to diversify sources of coal supplies and the creation of a reserve of steam coal, to ensure the suspension of exports from Ukraine charcoal, anthracite.

In late January, the veterans of the ATO (anti-terrorist operation in Kiev called an attempt of forceful suppression of protests in the Donbass) and MPs opposed to trade with the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics (DPR and LPR). Then activists blocked rail journey from Donbas, and later a highway in the Luhansk region. They accused the President and the government of treason and passed on to the edition “Gordon”.

Kiev regularly accuses Moscow of involvement in the conflict in the Donbass. The Ukrainian courts refuse to recognize the fact of aggression of Russia against Ukraine. Moscow for its part denies the charges, citing a lack of evidence and stressing that Russia is not a party to domestic conflict.