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​President urges full blockade

"Militants must return the stolen Ukrainian enterprises."

​President urges full blockade
Photo: Photo: presidential press service

President Petro Poroshenko during an emergency meeting of the National Security and Defense Council on 14 March has offered to temporarily suspend the transport communication with the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

"I suggest that the National Security and Defense Council take a decision on the temporary complete stop of transport - and not only by rail - communication with the occupied territory, until the militants return the stolen Ukrainian enterprises to Ukraine," the president said.

He said an exception will be made only for humanitarian supplies of Ukrainian and international humanitarian organizations, the UN, the International Committee of the Red Cross.