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Poroshenko: Donbas blockade may leave many Ukrainian cities without heating
14:42, 16 February 2017
Poroshenko: Donbas blockade may leave many Ukrainian cities without heating

In addition, about 300 000 people will lose their jobs, said the president

14:42, 16 February 2017

Ukraine's Presidental Administration

Many Ukrainian cities will be left without heating because of the trade embargo on the Donbas region. This was announced by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during the solemn meeting devoted to the Day of honoring the combatants in other states, which was broadcast by 112 Ukraine TV Channel.

Related: Ukraine keeps limited economic ties with Donbas

"As a result of their actions the government yesterday compelled to introduce emergency measures in the energy sector due to the blocking of thermal coal deliveries. There is a threat that Sumy, Kramatorsk, the left bank of Kyiv and many other cities can remain without heating", Poroshenko said.

According to him, in Ukraine about 300 thousand people could lose their jobs, and even tens of thousands in the occupied territories.

Related: NSDC to consider neutralization of threats to energy security of Ukraine, - Poroshenko

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