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Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers declared a state of emergency in Ukraine’s energy sector on Feb. 15 due to serious shortages of anthracite coal.

The coal shortages have been caused by a blockade of territories that are not controlled by Ukraine (where anthracite is mined), which Donbas war veterans have been enforcing for nearly three weeks.

Volodymyr Groysman, Ukraine’s prime minister, criticized the blockade of the separatist-controlled territories, calling it a “crime.” He added that the blockade threatens the country’s energy security.  The state of emergency in the energy sector means the entire energy system will be set to work at minimum capacity.

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Volodymyr Groysman, Ukraine’s prime minister, criticized the blockade of the separatist-controlled territories, calling it a “crime.”
The real crime is oligarchs continued business with Donbas, so they can line their pockets. There is anthracite coal for sale from other countries, so the emergency is self-made by those who benefit from trade with Russia. The Veterans are right, just like the US veterans are right to oppose and block the oil-sands pipeline in the US.
We, the people, cannot allow our leaders to profit from their positions and their businesses, that is corruption at its core.

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