Russia pulls the cable to the occupied Donbas and building a substation is the coordinator of the blockade

Russia is building power lines, substations and other energy infrastructure in order to provide electricity to the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

It on a press-conferences in Kiev reported the former commander of the battalion “Donbass”, one of the coordinators of the trade embargo with the occupiers Anatoly Vinogrodsky, UNIAN reports.

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“According to our intelligence, from Russia to the occupied territory of the Luhansk region are the cable and build the substation. That is, they are going to connect the occupied part of the Luhansk region from Russia”, — he said.

In addition, Vinogrodsky added that, according to him, Russia intends to stop coal supplies to the Luhansk TPP.

“Coal supplies to the Luhansk TPP will be stopped, or will it be used for political pressure on Ukraine,” he said.

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According to Vinogrodsky, Kramatorsk CHP has coal reserves for 17 days of work, and Slavic TPP can work in the mode of generating heat up to March 28.

Recall that the blockade captured by militants of Donbass has been ongoing for a few weeks. Fighters and community activists blocked the movement of freight trains in the direction of Lugansk, on the border with the occupied Horlivka. Their main demand – the release of Ukrainian prisoners of war, to stop trading with the militants and to recognize the occupied regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions occupied.

The veteran informed the blockade has condemned the management of the state – in particular, strongly opposed by Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman. SBU noted that the trade embargo has caused the government huge losses. But in support of the campaign had been supported by some MPs.

Because of the blockade on February 17, in Ukraine a state of emergency in the energy sector.

President Poroshenko said that due to the blockade in the Donbass , Ukraine could lose up to $ 2 billion, and the rate of the national currency will be shaken.