The border guard commented on the initiative of the volunteers about the economic blockade of the occupied territories

В погранслужбе прокомментировали инициативу добровольцев об экономической блокаде оккупированных территорий

The assistant head of the state border guard service Oleh Slobodian

The state border service regarding the economic blockade of the occupied terriotory Donetsk and Lugansk regions, while nobody addressed. Comments about this “112 Ukraine” said the Deputy head of the state border service Oleg Slobodyan.

“In gpsu in this case nobody addressed” – said Slobodyan.

According to him, the actions of border guards has not changed, but the service is ready to develop common approaches regarding the occupied territories. Slobodyan also said that the blockade must be coordinated with the actions of the APU, and in any case not to threaten national security.

“As for our actions, he will not change. We have acted within current legislation, so be it. As for the initiatives in this case the ATO veterans, I am deeply convinced that all actions take place if they do not harm the national security of Ukraine in the first place. And secondly, if they agreed with the actions of the armed forces of Ukraine and other law enforcement authorities and comply with a single plan. In this case, again, while to us nobody addressed, but in any case we are ready to communicate and to develop some common approaches in the framework of the action plan for the temporarily occupied regions of Luhansk and Donetsk regions”, – said Slobodyan.

Yesterday, the second commander of the battalion “Donbass” Anatoly Vinogrodsky noted that the veterans of the ATO announced the beginning of the economic blockade of the so-called “LNR/DNR”. According to him, this time the blockade will be more severe than years before.

Veterans of the ATO said that they will fight in the first place, smuggling of metal, wood, alcohol and cigarettes. According to them, they do not intend to infringe upon local people who are carrying food.

On the 16th of December, the soldiers of the volunteer battalions announced the militants in the Donbass ultimatum demanding the release of Ukrainian soldiers who are held in captivity. Fighters have to start the exchange of prisoners, or face economic blockade.