Statement by Alexander Zakharchenko, Prime Minister of Donetsk Peoples Republic, March 21, 2015
Translation by New Cold War.org, original in Russian here
To date, Kyiv is not complying with paragraphs 8 and 11 of the Minsk Accords dated 5 September 2014, as well as paragraphs 7 and 8 of the Minsk Agreement of 12 February 2015.
These items require Kyiv to take action to improve the humanitarian situation in the Donbass region, including restoring its economy and banking system. Instead, the Donetsk Peoples Republic continues to face a difficult economic situation.
A manifestation of this is the acute shortage of cash in local currency. Citizens and businesses must use whatever currency is at hand to settle payments, not only hryvnia but also US dollars, Roubles, and Euros. In this situation, DPR revenue agencies are obliged to disburse and receive funds in various currencies.
Kyiv is methodically enhancing its economic and financial blockade. This obliges the DPR to carry on, for the near future, until Kyiv lifts its economic and financial blockade, to pay pensions, allowances, and wages not only in national currency but also in USD, Roubles, and Euros.
As a result, the DPR stipulates that all government agencies as well as other forms of enterprise accept the above world currencies for goods and services. The DPR apparatus will take all measures to ensure the smooth implementation of settlement of all transactions in all the above currencies in cash and cashless form.
Electricity resoration in Debaltsevo
“Schools, hospitals, the public prosecutor’s office, police, emergencies service are all connected. Also 93 high-rise buildings and 115 private cottages have been powered up,” he added.
It will be recalled that Debaltsevo passed over to the control of DPR on February 18th. While retreating, the Ukrainian military mined all the town’s key objects.
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Agricultural supplies received
Report on Novorossiya News, March 25, 2015
All state farm enterprises have received seeds, pesticides, fertilizers and other agricultural production materials from humanitarian aid, the acting minister of agro-industry of the DPR, Maxim Savenko, has announced.
“The Russian Federation supported us with seed, otherwise nobody knows when we could start sowing because of economic blockade by Ukraine. Free seeds, pesticide, fertilizer, and other agricultural chemical manufacturing products were distributed in the first place for state farms and enterprises, including three agricultural high schools cultivating the land. As well, fertilizers were given for the state forestry.
“Remaining humanitarian aid was distributed for some private farms,” he said.
He also reports that private farms are negotiationg with Russian businesses for such deliveries.
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