As reported by Censor.NET, Deputy Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDP's Heorhii Tuka said it on air of Hromadske TV.
"No mechanisms to address this issue are there. Because all international organizations, realizing that Ukraine is faced with blackmail, refuse to assist," he said.
According to him, the Ukrainian government's only stance is "united and firm: quasi-states and quasi-republics that constantly collect money from people who found themselves hostage in this territory must pay for the used resources, that's all there is to it."
He noted that the vast majority of people in the occupied territory regularly pay for the used resources.
"I know our fellow citizens who happened to be trapped in the occupied territory are not those to blame this situation on. Most of them regularly pay for the used resources. And the "leaders" of this quasi-government take money from them and use it on their own needs, and Ukraine - the supplier of these resources - does not get a penny. We find ourselves in a rather difficult situation... I can't say now how we'll get through it," Tuka said.