The campaigners of the blockade in Donbas staged in January this year
have acted in strict coordination with the Russian side and in fact facilitated
the transfer of industrial assets and minerals from Ukrainian mines to the aggressor state.
This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in an interview
«The tactics of the blockade staff were coordinated by the Russian side.
There is no doubt about this. In the grand scheme of things what was the target
of this campaign? To offer an opportunity to the Kremlin to simply grab all the
property located in the uncontrolled areas. And now all our
minerals, our coal, all our metallurgical enterprises work 100% for the benefit
of the economy of the Russian Federation. The leaders of the blockade
with their own hands have redirected billions from the Ukrainian budget to the
Russian. That's what they did», stressed the Prime Minister.
Moreover, the Head of the Government initiated to address the reason of
the said blockade, namely the issue of the formation of coal price according to
the so-called Rotterdam-plus formula with the help of an independent regulator,
in particular the National Commission for State Regulation of Energy and Public
«The Government does not set any norms, this decision is undertaken by
the independent commission that does not include our (governmental)
representatives», underscored the Prime Minister.