Medvedchuk: the blockade of the Donbas will freeze conflict

The idea of a complete blockade and total isolation of Donbass, which in mid-December, said the NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov, contradicts the Constitution of Ukraine. This was stated by the leader of the Public movement “the Ukrainian choice – the Right of the people” Viktor Medvedchuk, reports the website of the movement.

“Article 24 of the Constitution explicitly States: “there can Not be privileges or limitations on grounds of… ethnic or social origin, property status, place of residence, linguistic or other characteristics,” — said the politician.

Such calls, said Medvedchuk, are not only inconsistent with those achieved in the Minsk agreements, but also questioned the security of the country.
In his opinion, the desire to strengthen the exclusion of Donbass will inevitably lead to a split in society, is the escalation of the conflict in the region and threatens the disintegration of the country”

The leader of “Ukrainian choice” argues that such statements do not find support in the Ukrainian society.

“The declared purpose of the blockade ― release of the Ukrainian prisoners. However, the dubious reputation of the organizers (this speaks directly to the George Tooke ― Deputy Minister for issues of the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons: “I are not credible initiators of this action”) suggests that the illegal roadblocks will be used in the mercenary purposes”, — said Medvedchuk.

If Kiev does not stop this “arbitrariness”,says the politician, then there will be no doubt in the fact that they are backed by policies, which aim to prevent the peaceful settlement in Eastern Ukraine.

“The blockade of Donbass as absurd, futile and dangerous for Ukraine, as the blockade of the Crimea… If our government, as it claims, interested in the reintegration of Eastern Ukraine, we must look for compromises and not to alienate the population of the region”, — summed up the politician.

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