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 37 attackers upon Donbas blockaders detained at Kryvyi Torets railway station, - Donetsk police head Abroskin (updated)

A conflict occurred at Kryvyi Torets railway station, where participants of the Donbas transport blockade are stationed.

This was announced by head of the Donetsk region police Viacheslav Abroskin on his Facebook page, Censor.NET reports.

"The police call center received a call at 1:20 p.m. about a conflict at Kryvyi Torets railway station, where the blockade participants are stationed. An investigation team and leadership of Toretsk police precinct left for the scene. As of 2:40 p.m., the police have detained 37 attackers upon the Donbas blockade participants. Their identities are being checked," Abroskin said.

Read more: If blockade not lifted, Ukraine-registered companies in occupied Donbas will be taken over, - terrorist leaders

"As at 3 p.m. One of blockaders, born in 1971, was provided medical aid. He was diagnosed with a broken leg. He said he fell of a train at Kryvyi Torets railway station," Abroskin added later and posted some photos from the spot.

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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 has been 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.

On Feb. 27, separatist websites published a joint statement by the leaders of the so-called "republics" "DPR" and "LPR." They demanded that Kyiv lifted the blockade by March 1, otherwise Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky promised to take over the enterprises that remain Ukraine-run and stop deliveries of coal to Ukraine from temporarily occupied territories.
 
 
 
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