March 5, 2017 – Fort Russ News –
– RiaNovosti – Translated by James Harmon –
The Company “Ukrainian Railways” reported that the situation with the blockade of trains from the Russia in the Ukrainian city of Konotop is resolved.
“The participants agreed to not hinder the blockade of train movement”, stated the company’s press-service.
“Ukrzaliznytsya” also said that the railroad agreed to provide monthly, to a state deputy, giving information about the railways. The company will send the participant with information about the goods transported between Ukraine and Russia.
It is reported that the talks involved the railway company, law enforcement officials and deputies of Ukraine. The company stressed that the blocking of the railway did not affect the movement of passenger trains.
The National Police of Ukraine reported that on Sunday the participants of the blockade stopped two Ukrainian freight trains – one for four minutes, the other for more than an hour. They have opened criminal proceedings against the participants.
Ukrainian extremists, blocking trade with DNR and LNR, announced on Saturday, the opening of a new checkpoint – at a railway station elsewhere in the Sumy region (about 70 km from the border with Russia) to stop the movement of trains from Russia.
In late January, a group of former participants of the military operation in the Donbass, including deputies of the Verkhovna Rada, blocked several areas that allowed trade between the DNR and the Kiev regime. The blockade has caused shortages in the supply of anthracite. For this reason, the Ukrainian authorities were forced to introduce emergency measures to conserve energy resources.