"Moments after the MPs left the blockade for tomorrow's Verkhovna Rada session, titushky emerged accompanied by the police. If force is applied against anti-terrorist operation (ATO) veterans, volunteers, activists and attempts to unblock the path are made, it will be the beginning of the end. The end of the chocolate-oligarchic empire. This will cause a much stronger backlash than the crackdown on students in 2013," he wrote.
"I'd like to address all those taking part in the blockade: Dear comrades, you have officially registered weapons, and you have every right to use them in case of threat to your life. You've survived [the battles for] Donetsk airport, Ilovaisk and Debaltseve. You have nothing to be afraid of. I call on the regular army units and volunteer battalions to support their comrades if possible," Parasiuk wrote.
He also posted a video with the titushky.
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.