The Chairman of the People’s Council of the DPR, permanent plenipotentiary representative of the DPR in the trilateral contact group at negotiations in Minsk Denis Pushilin in the programme “Conversation” on TV channel “Union” spoke about the economic blockade of Donbass.
Denis Pushilin reminded that in May 2016 the Ukrainian minister “of the occupied territories issues” Georgy Tuka said that Kyiv will gradually reduce the pressure of Donbass’ blockade. However, according to the DPR parliament Speaker, after three months from the date of this statement, Ukraine has never fulfilled this promise.
“Unfortunately, after three months during the negotiations of Minsk subgroup on economic issues no progress can be observed. The economic blockade has not been cancelled, in some degree is has even enhanced, Ukrainian side has worsened the issue of pensions payment. It is more difficult for our seniors to complete the procedure of obtaining pension benefits. There is no results which could affect the citizens of the Republic positively, despite the loud statements,” Denis Pushilin said.