Militants from the Luhansk region blew up the railway line on which the delivery of coal could be carried out in the case of lifting the blockade. Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov said about this in an interview to Interfax-Ukraine.
"A railway track 5 km away from Ukraine’s border in the Luhansk region has been blown up two days ago. So even if we do decide to take off the blockade and carry coal, the Luhansk branch can be used no more", said Arsen Avakov.
Earlier, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that National Police does not intend to use force to end the blockade of certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Three main railway lines, which took coal from the occupied territories are currently blocked under the coal trade embargo.
The Cabinet has decided to introduce extraordinary measures in the energy sector due to the anthracite-coal shortage as of February 17.