He said this at a press conference, commenting on the issue of supplying gas and electricity to the occupied territories.
"This is another scheme to suck our lifeblood. He (Putin - ed.) created this "black hole" with people who cannot leave the area as hostages, where the show is run by thugs under the flag of the Russian Federation and some delusional "Novorossia" which they invented. Let them go to Russia to make "Novorossia," they have vast territories there," he said.
Yatseniuk stressed that Ukraine cannot abolish supplying gas and electricity to the Donbas because such a decision would lead to humanitarian catastrophe.