As noted by Yehor Soboliev, people’s deputy representing the Samopomich Union, the decision of the National Security and Defence Council to stop transport communication with the occupied territories is the situation when one of the key state defence bodies took sides with people. Therefore, it is very important that this decision be implemented in full.
“Today, those guys who started the blockade of trade with the occupied territories remain at the redoubts in order to monitor the implementation of the decision of the National Security and Defence Council. I have a huge request to the National Guard, customs and border guards to work jointly with civil society, and make sure not a single smuggler can transport goods. Unfortunately, many people have died to not let this trade be carried out. And honoring their memory we need to unite and implement the decision of the National Security and Defence Council,” said Yehor Soboliev.
The people’s deputy notes that the decision of the National Security and Defence Council has a temporary nature and is tied to the return of control over the occupied enterprises owned by Rinat Akhmetov and other representatives of the non-Ukrainian oligarchy.
“We believe that here, in the Ukrainian parliament, the law which will settle this problem, will outlaw the trade with the invader, will grant our citizens in the occupied territories the international law, must be passed as soon as possible. Russia, as the occupying state, must be held responsible for everything that is being destroyed there, and for violating the rights of Ukrainian citizens in the territories occupied by it,” concludes Yehor Soboliev.