In the Parliament called on the government to announce the amount of losses from the blockade of Donbass

© RIA Novosti / Stringarray Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Irina Gerashchenko. archival photoIn the Parliament called on the government to announce the amount of losses from the blockade of Donbass© RIA Novosti / stringer

Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Gerashchenko said that demands from the government to announce the exact amount of losses incurred by the authorities from the commercial blockade of Donbass.

At the beginning of last year the Ukrainian radicals, including members of Parliament, have blocked coal supplies from Donbas, as a result, Ukraine has introduced emergency measures in the energy sector. In response to the blockade authorities of the self-proclaimed DNR and LNR entered external management at the enterprises of the Ukrainian jurisdiction in the Donbass. The Council of national security and defense of Ukraine has approved the proposal to introduce 15 Mar 2017 full freight transport blockade beyond the control of Kiev territories of Donbass before the return of enterprises under Ukrainian jurisdiction.

«Once again require the government to provide accurate and factual material losses of the state (budget, pension Fund, energy sector) from the blockade,» wrote Gerashchenko on his page in Facebook.

According to the national Bank of Ukraine, the net negative effect of trade balance of Ukraine from the termination of trade with the uncontrolled territory of Donbass is estimated at $ 1.8 billion in 2017, and could reach $ 0.5 billion in 2018.

The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict began more than 10 thousand people.

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