Poroshenko signed a decree on the introduction of the solution of “energy Council”

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree which enacts the decision of the Council of national security and defence of 16 February on urgent measures to neutralize threats to energy security of Ukraine and strengthen protection of critical infrastructure.

The text of the decree appeared on the President’s website on Thursday evening.

The document comes into force from the date of its publication.

Monitoring the implementation of the NSDC decision rests with the Secretary of the Council Oleksandr Turchynov.

Recall, February 15, at an extraordinary meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers approved the decision to introduce the emergency state in the electricity market. Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman again condemned the blocking of the supply of anthracite coal from the occupied territories.

Groisman also urged the participants of the blockade to remove it because it threatens Ukraine’s energy security.

Later it became known that the government order about entering of emergency state in the electricity market may not last more than two months. “The order will operate during the month. It can be once extended for a month. That is, not more than two months this order works. And no more”, – assured the Minister Nasalik.

The EU called for an immediate end to the blockade in the Donbass. It is noted that this blockage can cause the energy crisis that will harm the citizens of Ukraine on both sides of the demarcation line.