May 4, 2015
Translated by Kristina Rus
Andrey Purgin: national guard daily earns tens of millions of hryvnias on the blockade of Donbass
The economic blockade of Donbass allows Kiev to earn tens of millions of hryvnas, reported the chairman of the People’s Council of DPR, Andrey Purgin.
“The passage of one truck of meat through the national guard checkpoint costs 150 thousand hryvnias. The national guard is earning tens of millions daily. This means that if we have food, it is often twice as expensive than in Ukraine. In fact, the blockade leads to higher prices and a poor variety of products. With medication it is even worse, because many drugs are just not available at all,” — said Purgin on air of the Russian news service.
In November 2014, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree on economic blockade. Operations of all government offices, banks and even prisons were withdrawn from the territory of Donbass, not controlled by the Ukrainian security forces.