The energy blockade of Donbass can lead to the change of power in Ukraine, said the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky. His statement is on the website of the party on Friday, February 17.
According to the liberal-Democrat, blocking the delivery of coal, the veterans of the ATO (anti-terrorist operation in Kiev called the fighting in the South-East of the country — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) can be one of the key forces in a situation of “cold coup.” “The mission of the ATO is to provoke an armed conflict, they do not go to war, declare mobilization, ordinary send. But the people will not long stand for it, and the result of all this will be another regime in Kiev”, — said Zhirinovsky.
The Russian politician believes that the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko should resign because he is no longer able to affect the participants of the blockade. “To disperse them by force Poroshenko will not be solved — this can lead to unpredictable consequences”, — said the leader of the liberal democratic party.
17 February in Ukraine started to operate emergency mode in the power industry. Company “Ukrenergo” received the right rolling blackouts and regulation of schedules of emergency shutdowns. Since late January, ATO veterans and members who are against trade with the Donbass, block the export of coal from the region. First they blocked the train tracks and then a highway. Official Kiev believes that the organization of the blockade may be involved and Russia.