According to militants’ Leader in Donetsk Zakharchenko, Ukrainian enterprises entered external administration because of the fact that Ukraine has not complied with the ultimatum to lift the blockade of Donbas.
The Russian Federation reacted to the corresponding application. In particular, the President's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the self-proclaimed republic can be understood, RIA Novosti reports.
"To some extent it is possible to understand the actions taken by leadership of those regions, which, were rejected by their own country. We are talking about the lives of several million people, so, of course, people need to survive”, he said.
At the same time, Peskov said that he had no information on the possibility of opening the Russian market for these companies. According to him, Russia's capabilities are not limitless, so Kyiv will have to to lift the blockade and resume the importation of goods into and out of Donbas.
Earlier the so-called "Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republic" pledged to introduce external management on the Ukrainian enterprises and to stop supplying coal to Ukraine if Kyiv does not stop the trade blockade of Donbas as of the beginning of March.
Ukrainian authorities announced the state of emergency regime in the energy sector, which will operate a month due to the trade embargo of Donbas since February 17.