Donbass militants set an ultimatum. According to the leader of the terrorists of “Donetsk Republic” Alexander Zakharchenko, in 60 days Ukraine will stop existing as a country.
The separatists think that the blockade of Donbass will lead to the destruction of Ukraine.
Answering a question of a Russian journalist, Zakharchenko said: “The countdown in on. Every next day is a nail hammered into the coffin of the country, which earlier was called Ukraine. The country will stop existing in 60 days maximum.”
When he was asked why Ukraine did not address the “DPR” with a request of help, Zakharchenko said that the Ukrainians keep believing Turchynov (the Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine – RRT).
Meanwhile, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine will demand punishing those who were involved in the theft of Ukrainian enterprises in the occupied territory of Luhansk and Donetsk regions.
“The assets of Ukrainian public and private companies located in the occupied territory were de-facto confiscated by Russia, which is another evidence of the fact of occupation of the east of Ukraine by the Russian Federation. This, and the inclusion of these territories in the “ruble zone”, confiscation of assets and transferring them to Russian individuals, supplying gas and electricity from Russia, introduction of direct budgetary transfers – all these are absolutely clear confirmations of the fact of occupation of this territory by Russian troops, with full control of the state border by Russian troops in the area not controlled by Ukraine,” said Poroshenko.