Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman says that receipt of coal from uncontrolled territories in Donbas at the moment there is no alternative. He said this, answering the question about the blockade of the railway communication with the uncontrolled part of the Luhansk region on the eve of the ICTV.

The head of government stressed that Ukraine consumes 24 million tons of thermal coal, 9 million tonnes of coal of “A” group, which is used at thermal power plants is mined in uncontrolled territory.

“It is necessary for all things to look openly and if someone is happy that he blocked Ukrainians electricity – I am very concerned about this and want to stress that we will do everything to ensure that coal in Ukraine was enough for the needs of the population and the production of electricity, – said Groisman.

25 January 2017, several deputies, among them – Semyon Semenchenko Pavel Kostenko on the stretch Svetlanova Shipilova Lugansk region has posted three wooden hedgehog and declared the beginning of termless protest – blockade ORDO. They later took control of the another base station Svetlanova.

Upon blocking of the railway opened criminal proceedings.

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Against the blockade of the occupied territories was made by the Deputy Minister on the issues of the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons Georgy Tuka.

The head of the SBU Vasily Gritsak, commenting on the blocking of the railway, said that MPs should not take part in it.

Protesters dismantle section of railway track on the line of demarcation in the Luhansk region.

The participants of the blockade threatened in case of power dispersal to destroy the W/d line.

Alternatives to coal from the occupied Donbass no. 31.01.2017

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