Losses due to blockade may amount to $3.5 billion and 75 thousand jobs, - Prime Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

Groysman reminded that he is ready to negotiations with blockade participants
09:38, 4 March 2017

Press-service of the Cabinet of Ministers

Enterprises located on the separate territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions belong to Ukraine, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman is persuaded, according to Interfax Ukraine.

"Enterprises situated on Ukrainian territory, as Donbas is Ukraine, belong to Ukrainian State, are registered in Ukraine and pay taxes in Ukraine, thus they’re our business," he said on air of Inter TV channel on Friday night.

Prime Minister also noted that the losses of mining and metallurgical industries of Ukraine may amount to $3.5 billion foreign exchange earnings and would bear employment losses to about 75 thousand workplaces due to railway blockade on delimitation line.

He also claimed that blockade of coal supply from uncontrolled territories of Donbas is carried out for Russia’s benefit.

Beyond that, Groysman reminded that he is ready to negotiations with blockade participants.

Related: DNR declares its own blockade to Kyiv

Related: Gontareva believes GDP will decline to 1.5% if blockade continues

Related: Blockade participants open new post in Donbas near Marinka

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