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 Unknowns cut rails of Luhansk-Popasna line blocked by ATO veterans, - MP Parasiuk. PHOTOS

Unknown people have cut railroad tracks in the Luhansk region.

Verkhovna Rada MP Volodymyr Parasiuk said on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"I don't know who did it, but I am convinced they were concerned Ukrainians who are sick and tired of the war. No one will go anywhere anymore," the deputy wrote and posted several photos.

See more: Activists block trains delivering goods from occupied area in Luhansk region, - MP Parasiuk. PHOTO

Unknowns cut rails of Luhansk-Popasna line blocked by ATO veterans, - MP Parasiuk 01Unknowns cut rails of Luhansk-Popasna line blocked by ATO veterans, - MP Parasiuk 02Unknowns cut rails of Luhansk-Popasna line blocked by ATO veterans, - MP Parasiuk 03Unknowns cut rails of Luhansk-Popasna line blocked by ATO veterans, - MP Parasiuk 04Unknowns cut rails of Luhansk-Popasna line blocked by ATO veterans, - MP Parasiuk 05

According to the headquarters of the blockade against trade with occupants, the damaged railroad tracks are part of the Luhansk-Popasna line.

"The police came to Redut Bohdana [railroad checkpoint set up by blockade participants]. Half a kilometer from the checkpoint, some "well-wishers" cut the rails. The headquarters of the blockade against trade with occupants has nothing to do with the incident. Both the headquarters and the activists have no technical means for such an action. Moreover, it makes no sense as the line is blocked anyway," the statement notes.

Read more: 30 trucks of UN and Red Cross humanitarian aid arrived in occupied Donbas, - State Border Guard Service

On Jan. 25, anti-terrorist operation (ATO) veterans blocked the Luhansk-Popasna haul, launching a trade blockade of the occupied Donbas areas.

In late December 2016, ATO veterans announced the beginning of an economic blockade of the so-called "Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics." Yurii Zolkin, the head of the Stanytsia Luhanska State District Administration, supported the blockade, with a reservation that the ban should apply only to dual use goods.

Deputy Minister for Occupied Territories and IDPs Heorhii Tuka said the actions of the activists are not legal.

Vadym Chernysh, minister of the occupied territories and IDP's, opposed barring the transportation of goods across the contact line in the Donbas: "We need to be able to move coal, otherwise we'll have a nationwide problem."
   
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