Poroshenko: blockade of Crimea aims at resuming national sovereignty over peninsula

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Petro Poroshenko is convinced that the food blockade of the Crimea is contributing to their early reunification.

The President of Ukraine said that the blockade of the Crimea aims at resuming the national sovereignty over the peninsula, the UNN news agency reports.

Being on a visit to Lviv, Petro Poroshenko commented on the actions of the activists who had blocked off the road near the Ukrainian checkpoints and didn’t allow food trucks to the Crimea. He believes that the embargo will change the attitude of the residents of the Crimea towards Ukraine and will reunite it with the country.

According to Poroshenko, the Ukrainian border guards and the Ministry of Internal Affairs have been ordered to ensure public order and prevent provocation during the action.

On Sunday, the Crimean Tatars blocked the delivery of food stuff to the Crimea; they are running an indefinite food blockade of the peninsula. The deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Refat Chubarov and Mustafa Dzhemilev had previously announced the intention to block off the border with the Crimea. Later, the activists of other Ukrainian organizations, including the prohibition of the Pravyi Sektor party, which is prohibited in Russia, joined the action.

The authorities of the republic called the action meaningless. Kiev’s authorities, in turn, don’t prevent the blockade of the peninsula.

Text by RIA Novosti

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