Censor.NET reports citing the statement by the Donbas blockade headquarters.
The statement reads: "Today, veterans of the War for Independence, social activists and volunteers deployed the first checkpoint to cut contraband and counterfeit products, stop trading with the occupiers by road. The checkpoint is located on the outskirts of the village of Zolote in the Luhansk region.
"In his yesterday's speech, Prime Minister Hroisman said he supported the activists blocking delivery of all goods "except for coal" from the occupied territories. The headquarters thanks Mr Hroisman for his support:) We plan installing checkpoints on other highways soon. Especially as the coal is delivered only by rail which is already closed," the activists wrote.
On Jan. 25, anti-terrorist operation (ATO) veterans blocked the Luhansk-Popasna haul, launching a trade blockade of the occupied Donbas areas. The movement of 12 trains with a total of 700 cars was barred.
Later, Deputy Minister for the Occupied Territories and IDPs Heorhii Tuka said the decision to launch trade blockade was extra-legal. Minister for the temporarily occupied territories and IDPs Vadym Chernysh spoke against possible ban on commodities delivery across the contact line in the Donbas: "We need to be able to deliver coal, otherwise we will face problems throughout the country."
On Feb. 2, participants of the trade blockade barred another railroad track near Bakhmut.
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