President Petro Poroshenko called “the siege” movement headed by some MPs special operation in favor of the state of the occupant Russia. He stated this at a meeting of the regional development Council.
“More and more clearly kristallizuetsya the threat of anarchy and ataman. Proof are the real and potential consequences of the so-called blockade of Donbass. The organizers showed himself as an unsurpassed master of political PR. They correctly calculated the point of pain, caught a wave of public expectation, revealed an exposed nerve,” said Poroshenko.
According to the President, the organizers of the blockade deceived society.
“Because actually it was not a blockade ORDO. Well what a blockade when there’s a hole in the border, including with the Russian Federation, in hundreds of kilometers. In fact, it was a special operation aimed to push the occupied territories of Ukrainian Donbas into the Russian Federation”, – he said.
Poroshenko added that the NSDC decision on the termination of transport communication with the occupied territories was forced.
“It only stopped the chaos into which the blockade was trying to plunge the entire country”, – stressed the head of state.
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March 15, 2017, the President invited the Council to introduce a complete stop of any transport communication with the temporarily occupied territories of Donbass. Poroshenko said that the so-called blockade of trade with ORDO allowed the invaders to justify the seizure of the Ukrainian enterprises, which worked in the occupied territory under Ukrainian jurisdiction.
On the same day at an emergency meeting of the NSDC adopted a decision to impose a trade blockade ORDO for Russia’s failure to implement key points of the Minsk agreements and the seizure by militants of the Ukrainian enterprises.
The DNI and LC – terrorist organizations seized with the support of the Russian Federation of the Donetsk and Lugansk region of Ukraine. Both organizations created, funded and maintained by Russia, where, among other things, the terrorists are getting fighters, trainers, and heavy equipment, weapons, ammunition, and fuel.