Verkhovna Rada Deputy semen Semenchenko announced the beginning of the second phase of the blockade of Donbass. On Tuesday, August 29, the TV channel ZIK.
“Now we come to the second stage of the siege. Over the summer we have gained serious strength (…), [we] are ready if the government will continue to do nothing to strengthen our defense, to act as representatives of civil society,” — said the MP.
While Semenchenko called achieving reduction in the consumption of anthracite coal in Ukraine and the purchase of this fuel in the United States.
On 22 August it was reported that the first batch of coal from the US sent to Ukraine. According to the contract, in the country before the end of this year will be delivered 700 thousand tons of fuel.
In March the supplies of coal from self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk national republics (DND and LNR) on the Kiev-controlled territory have been completely stopped due to the arranged Ukrainian nationalists blockade of Railways and roads. Later in the same month, Kiev has also introduced a full cargo transport blockade DND and LNR.