Ukraine lost more than 1.5% of GDP due to transport blockade of Donbass


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Transport blockade of Donbass has led to the fact that Ukraine lost more than 1.5% of GDP, said Deputy Minister of Ukraine on Affairs beyond the control of Kiev territories Yury Grymchak. According to him, in the first quarter of 2017 showed GDP growth “2.3%”, although the authorities had expected growth to 4%, reports the Ukrainian channel five.

In August there were reports that started a blockade in Kiev, DNR have any surplus coal, and the miners increased unemployment. In March, when Kiev finally legitimized the blockade, initiated by radicals, the authorities DND and LNR entered external management at all enterprises of the Ukrainian jurisdiction, working on the territory of the republics.