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Russia threatens retaliation if Donbas trade embargo continues
18:34, 28 February 2017
Russia threatens retaliation if Donbas trade embargo continues

Ukraine must take action to end the blockade of Donbas, says Russian side

18:34, 28 February 2017

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Ukraine must take action to end the blockade of Donbas, or the response from Russian side won’t wait to be put into force. This was stated by Russian Ambassador to the Trilateral contact group Boris Gryzlov, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

"Today, on the eve of the next meeting of the Contact Group, I urge Kyiv to take immediate effective measures relating to cessation of the transport and economic blockade of Donbas region", said Gryzlov.

Related: Blockade activists under attack in Kryvy Torets

"We are seeing an expanding transportation blockade. Such actions actually aimed at the economic and social exclusion will inevitably lead to retaliation", said Gryzlov.

"We cannot allow the humanitarian and socio-economic catastrophe to emerge in the territories, which population exceeds the population of some European countries," -said Gryzlov.

Related: Avakov calls on Anti-Terrorist Centre lift Donbas blockade

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