The movement of trains at the site Shipilov – Svetlanova remains blocked outsiders from 25 January 2017, the press service of PJSC Ukrainian Railways.
“They have damaged the path cut 1 m of rail. Losses from blocking the transportation process of damage to railway property are estimated at the level of 2.3 million UAH.
According to Ukrzaliznytsia, on this site daily transported about 6 tons of cargo, of which about 4 million tonnes of coal.
“The current situation on the stretch Shipilov – Svetlanova makes impossible the provision of energy coal power generating companies of Ukraine and damages of PJSC Ukrainian Railways because of damage to property and failure to ensure the transportation process. Almost fifty people accompanied by several MPs on 25 January, prevented the adherence of a freight train with 57 empty cars EN route to the station Brunivka to download the energy coal to Centrenergo for TPPs of Ukraine. They unfurled a tent near the railroad bridge. In addition to the deputies, other persons introduced themselves as fighters of a battalion Donbass”, – said in uz.
The carrier also reports that on January 29 one of the participants blocking traffic was presented by the assistant Deputy and accompanied by two armed persons came to the premises of station duty officer Svetlanova.
“They use physical force and psychological pressure required from the duty station to provide documents for the process of transportation. While in the station premises, they are 40 minutes prevented another to perform their functional duties, conducted an illegal search of the premises for the purpose of retrieving shipping documents to/from temporarily uncontrolled territory of Ukraine”, – is told in the message.
In Ukrzaliznytsya added that information about the situation reported to law enforcement agencies.
Recall, January 27, veterans of the ATO stated that it is willing to miss coal, if there is increased control over what is in the wagons.
On 26 January it was reported that the Deputy Minister of the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons, the George Tooke opposed the blockade of the occupied territories of Donbass.
January 25, several deputies, among them Semyon Semenchenko, Paul Kostenko, on the stretch of stations 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.
The head of the SBU Vasily Gritsak, commenting on the blocking of the railway in the Luhansk region, said that MPs should not take part in it.
Upon blocking of the railway opened criminal proceedings.
The head of the Lugansk military and civil administration Yuriy Garbuz said that the blocking of ATO veterans and the people’s deputies of the railway in the Luhansk region threatens the energy security of Ukraine.
The head of the Donetsk OVGA Paul zhebrivskyi said that trade with the occupied territories of Donbass should be resolved legislatively.