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 Activists blocking trade with Russian-occupied Donbas open new ‘flying checkpoint’. PHOTO

The participants of the civil action to prevent trade with the occupied territory of the Donbas opened a new flying checkpoint on the highway connecting Kurakhove and Marinka.

The activists wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"We have established flying checkpoint in a new direction. It is located at Kurakhove Marinka highway and links Soloveiko redoubt in Mariupol direction and a redoubt of the 16th Volunteer Battalion in Kryvyi Torets," the statement reads.

Read more: "We put trade embargo on Ukraine from now on. We will give them no more coal, not a single lump," - 'DPR' terrorists' leader Zakharchenko. AUDIO (in Russian)

Activists blocking trade with Russian-occupied Donbas open new ‘flying checkpoint’ 01

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.

Read more: "Kurchenko will seize all the best we have here," - "DPR's" Zakharchenko discusses "nationalization" of enterprises with Russian curator. AUDIO (in Russian)

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.

On March 1, Ukrainian government approved procedure for movement of goods into or from the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area.


 
 
 
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