The leaders of the "DPR" and "LPR" threatened to seize all of the Ukrainian enterprises in the occupied territory and to stop supplying coal to Ukraine. This was said in a joint statement by Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky.
"Kyiv’s radicals organized and continue the blockade of railways, threaten with the blockade of highways connecting the "republics" and Ukraine. This is contrary to the spirit of the Minsk agreements and characterizes the current leadership of Ukraine, which is unable to take care of the citizens. Many businesses were forced to stop their work as a result of the criminal actions of Kyiv authorities", - the militants said.
On this basis, terrorist leaders said that "if until March 1, 2017 the blockade is not lifted", they will introduce "external management in all enterprises under Ukrainian jurisdiction, working on the DPR and LPR territory".
"We will stop supplying coal to Ukraine. We have neither the capacity nor the payment schemes for the coal supplies. We will rebuild all the production processes and focus them on the markets of Russia and other countries", - the leaders of the occupied territories said.