Oleksandr Turchynov: Due to the seizure of Ukrainian enterprises and the escalation of the security situation in the ATO zone, the NSDC of Ukraine decided to stop the cargo movement along the delimitation line
Due to the seizure of Ukrainian
enterprises and the escalation of the security situation in the ATO zone, the National Security and Defense Council
of Ukraine decided to stop the cargo movement along the
delimitation line. This was reported by Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine
Oleksandr Turchynov after the meeting of the Council.
"Acknowledging the sharp
escalation of Russia's aggression against Ukraine, the forcible seizure of
Ukrainian enterprises located in certain areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, realizing
the aggravation of threats to economic and energy security of Ukraine triggered
by deliberate actions of terrorists, and given the fact that Russia has started
to recognize the "documents" of self-proclaimed republics at the state level, with
a view to protecting the rights and freedoms of Ukrainian citizens and to
ensure national security of Ukraine, the NSDC decided: to temporarily stop the
cargo movement along the delimitation line, till paragraphs 1-2 of the Package
of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements as of February 12,
2015 are implemented, and till the seized enterprises are returned under
Ukrainian jurisdiction", - Oleksandr Turchynov said after the meeting.
According to him, the
Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine was assigned to urgently develop and implement
an action plan to ensure safe and reliable operation of the fuel-energy and
metallurgical complex of Ukraine, to analyze the negative impact on the economy
and the country's budget and to take steps to minimize them.
"The Ministry of Internal
Affairs of Ukraine, the National Police of Ukraine, the National Guard of
Ukraine with the participation the Security Service of Ukraine were assigned to
immediately stop the cargo movement along the delimitation line by rail and by
road and to create conditions for attracting public control over the implementation
of this decision", - the NSDC Secretary added.
Also, the Ministry of Internal
Affairs, the National Police, the National Guard and the SSU were charged to
take additional measures to strengthen public security and to counter
subversive and terrorist activities, as well as the attempts to breach public
Mr. Turchynov also noticed that
the leadership of the Antiterrorist operation in Donetsk and Lugansk regions
must take exhaustive measures to neutralize possible armed provocations.
"Moreover, the National
Bank of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine were assigned to analyze the
activities of Ukrainian banks, which have a capital share of state-owned banks of the
Russian Federation, and within a day, make relevant proposals, in particular,
regarding the imposition of sanctions against them", - Secretary of the NSDC
of Ukraine summarized.