The self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk "people’s republics" from March 1 are introducing the so-called external control at all Ukrainian enterprises operating in the temporarily occupied areas of Donbass as a response to the trading blockade of the militant-held territory, according to the Russian Interfax.
"On March 1 the DPR introduces external governance in enterprises under Ukrainian jurisdiction", - a source in the so-called "Council of Ministers" of the "DPR" said.
The so-called "government of the LPR" also confirmed the information about introducing external administration.
"We introduce the external administration and taxes will be transferred to the budget of "the republic", - a spokesman said.
Currently, in the occupied territory of Donbass, there are several large factories and dozens of mines, preserving Ukrainian jurisdiction. In particular, they are Yenakijeve Steel Plant and Khartsyzsk Pipe Plant, belonging to the Metinvest group; Yasinovatskiy and Makeyevka coke plants and Donetsk Metallurgical Plant, belonging to the Donetskstal group. There are more than 20 mines as well, the largest of which is the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk.
In the occupied territory of the Luhansk region operate PJSC Krasnodonugol and Alchevsk Iron and Steel plant (company Metinvest), as well as mines Rovenkianthracite and Sverdlovskantratsit (company DTEK).
Wages are paid in UAH by Ukrainian owners of these enterprises. The enterprises pay all taxes in accordance with Ukrainian legislation.