Contents tagged with Blockade
Tranche allocation to Ukraine disappears from IMF timetable
The allocation of money to Ukraine has disappeared from the meeting agenda of the executive board of the International Monetary Fund, the fund’s website shows. The provision of the next tranche had been scheduled for March 20.
The IMF issued a press release regarding the postponement of the session, saying: “A short delay is necessary to assess the developments and policy measures affecting the financial sector and wider economic prospects”.
The Ukrainski Novyny news agency, citing a source …
Akhmetov acknowledged the loss of control over his enterprises in separatist-controlled territories of Ukraine
Rinat Akhmetov's energy holding, DTEK, reported the loss of control over all of its enterprises in the separatist controlled part of the Donbas.
"As of March 15, 2017, the assets of the DTEK Energy Group, namely, DTEK Mine Komsomolets Donbassa PrJSC, Mospino CPE LLC, DTEK Energougol Ene PJSC, DTEK ZUYIVS'KA TPP (one of the three power stations of DTEK Skhidenergo LLC), DTEK DONETSKOBLENERGO PJSC, ELEKTRONALADKA LLC, DTEK Service LLC, DTEK POWER GRID LLC, TEHREMPOSTAVKA LLC, DTEK …
Ukraine introduces transport blockade on separatist-held Donbas territories
The National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine decided on March 15 to temporarily end freight movement along railway lines and roads across the line of contact with the uncontrolled Donbas territories. In this way they have effectively legalized the trade blockade of several areas in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions which has been performed by war veterans in Eastern Ukraine.
“Taking into account the capture of Ukrainian companies and the escalation of the security situation in the …
Ukrainian authorities crackdown on Donbas blockaders sparking protests across the country
The trade blockade Headquarters redoubt at the Kryvyi Torets railway station in the Shcherbynivka locality of the Donetsk region was captured by members of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and the Rapid Operational Response Unit (KORD) of the National Police on March 13. The blockade Headquarters posted about this on its Facebook page. [The blockade of the uncontrolled Donbas territories was started by war veterans in Eastern Ukraine at the end of January 2017, with the demand for …
Organizers of the Donbas blockade give Ukrainian government two weeks to close the subsidiary of Russia’s Sberbank
The organizers of blockade of the Donbas announced their intention to stop the work of Ukrainian subsidiary of Russian Sberbank within two weeks, as announced at a press conference by the second commander of the Donbas Battalion, Anatoly Vinogorodsky.
"In two weeks, if the government does not close this bank, we will close it ourselves and all its branches in Ukraine," he said.
"We are giving two weeks’ notice to all clients of Sberbank of Russia, so that they can withdraw all their deposits. …
LPR official: the owners of the nationalized Ukrainian enterprises will not be replaced
According to separatist controlled information sources, Vladyslav Deinego, a representative of the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic), during the Minsk talks, stated that the introduction of “external management” of enterprises within Ukrainian jurisdiction, located in the separatist-held territories of the Luhansk region, does not mean that the owners of such enterprises will be changed.
“We decided that there must be temporary external management…as far as the ownership, it doesn’t affect that. …
Donbas blockade organizers plan to block railway line to Russia
Yehor Soboliev and Semen Semenchenko, deputies of the Verkhovna Rada from the Samopomich party, went to Konotop on Saturday. Judging by their communication on Facebook, they are preparing to block the railway line to this cross-border station.
“Only today, at least three hundred train cars came over from Russia with liquid gas, fertilizers and coal. The local railway workers are not allowed to show us documents about the contents of the closed wagons and the destination stations. Veterans of …
DPR announces its own trade blockade with Kyiv
Since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis, residents of the Donbass have learned to live under the Kyiv instituted blockade, now the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic has announced their own blockade of Kyiv, the head of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Alexander Zakharchenko said.
“We have cut off all contact with Ukraine, with whom we are fighting. Yes, we are selling coal to get money to pay our wages here. But by virtue of this we have learned to live in the blockade, …
How Ukraine finances separatists
Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.
The trade blockade with separatists is necessary in order to cease trade relations with territories that are beyond Ukraine’s control. Unfortunately trading is the business of law enforcement agencies and it involves large sums of money. The trade blockade should be carried out at the government level but not by volunteers and veterans of the war in the Donbas.
The fact that the so-called masses took the initiative demonstrates …
Russia threatened Kyiv with retaliatory measures for the blockade of the Donbas
The permanent representative of Russia to the Trilateral Contact Group on the peaceful settlement of the situation in eastern Ukraine, Boris Gryzlov, stated that Ukrainian authorities should take measures to cease the blockade of the occupied territories of the Donbas.
“Today, on the eve of the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group, I urge Kyiv to take immediate effective measures to stop the transport and economic blockade of the Donbas,” Gryzlov said in his interview with journalists. …