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 with Liga.net.
«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 Utilities.
«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.