Zakharchenko: DPR has started exporting coal to Russia

The Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has started exporting its coal to the Russian Federation, the DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko states. 

“The first 95 wagons with coal have been sent towards Russia today,” pointed out the DPR Head. 

At the and of January, 2017 the Ukrainian nationalists blocked the coal supply from the DPR and LPR to Ukraine. The Ukrainian nationalist’s action was immediately called “The Donbass railway blockade” . The ATO ex-fighters’ demands were quite simple – "no trade with the Republics".

As a result the so-called patriotic action turned into the nationalists’ riot and fights with the local police representatives. The blockade also resulted in the Ukrainian energy security destabilisation. 

On 1st of March expired the ultimatum, which was given by the DPR and LPR to Ukrainian regime without needed resolutions to problems and re-routing the coal for new customers was decided.

DONi News Agency