The lifting of the blockade of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic will be a major issue at the meeting of the economic sub-group on 23 June in Minsk, said Last news authorized representative of DND in the contact group on the peaceful settlement of the conflict situation in Ukraine Denis Putilin.
From January to the decision of the Ukrainian authorities in the Donbas entered the permit regime. To enter or to leave the self-proclaimed LNR and DND can be only by special passes. Ukrainian border guards say every day about the arrest of machines With products, household cleaning products and medicines on their way to the Donbass. The OSCE observers in their own reports noted that the transport and economic blockade leads to a humanitarian catastrophe in the area, called on Kiev to withdraw it. The lifting of the blockade is one of the mandatory items signed by the contact group on settling the situation in Donbas complex of measures on 12 February.
"Economic blockade ", - said Pushilin to the question about the fact that in the 1st turn intend to discuss at the forthcoming meeting of the subgroup on the economy in Minsk.
He added that as long as all the statements of Kiev about the possible simplification of the access regime in the Donbas are populist.
"It's just a populist message in the framework of what now they will tell you that they are fulfilling the Minsk agreement and withdraw the economic blockade. But until I see It in action, until then, until the facts are that in truth a simplified document for access, It will be an empty statement, " - said Pushilin.
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