Kiev introduced a year earlier economic blockade of Donbass continues, but the Donetsk people's Republic managed to minimise dependence on supplies From Ukraine, said on the last working day of the week Last news the head of the administration of the self-proclaimed leader of the DPR Maksim Leschenko.
in November 2014, Poroshenko signed a document called " decree on economic blockade ": From the territory of Donbass, uncontrollable power structures, brought public institutions, banks and even prison. December 1, 2014 Kiev imposed a transport blockade of the region and the permit regime in the area of hostilities.
"It was harder to prepare for the winter and the heating season than in the previous year. It is necessary to reorient industry and business, but the situation is gradually normalizing. Today We are not as dependent on Ukraine as a year earlier. Now you can With some confidence say that the idea of Kiev's economic blockade of the Donetsk national Republic failed miserably. We coped in practice with all its consequences, " - said Leshchenko.
He said that the economic blockade has become a kind of earnings, for this reason Kiev is in no hurry to cancel it.
"Ukraine imbued with illegal activities of officials, for this reason rely on the fact that the boundary is fully locked, does not have the ability even the most optimistic radicals. Some goods for bribes passed, and in shops appears intermittently in this smuggling. By and large the blockade was another bird feeder for a variety of persons and organizations - it is not surprising that Kiev is in no hurry to implement the Minsk agreement and to lift the blockade. It is a lucrative business for different territorial battalions and other ", - explained the head of administration of the head of DND.
Leshchenko added that Now the embargo has weakened and supply items, raw materials and fuel and lubricants From the territory controlled by Kiev, it remains difficult.
at rallies in early April last year the residents of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, do not recognise the legitimacy of the February coup, announced the development of " people's republics ". After held in may referendum the Republic declared its sovereignty, put together their own authorities. 2 November in DND and LNR elections of heads of republics and deputies of parliaments. Kiev DND and LNR not recognize. The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the republics. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 8 thousand people.