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18 May 2017, 13:44

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Kiev blockade works as catalyst for LPR economic growth - Plotnitskiy

The Kiev-imposed Donbass blockade has become a catalyst for the Lugansk People’s Republic’s economic growth, LPR head Igor Plotnitskiy said at an international workshop in Lugansk which addressed problems of the recognition of states and governments.

The forum head on the LPR leader’s initiative, is attended by officials, scientists and educators of LPR and foreign educational and research institutions, as well as personnel of law-enforcement and government bodies and non-governmental organisations.

“Our stable development is importantly shown by the fact that Ukraine-imposed economic and other blockades have positive rather than negative consequences for us,” Plotnitskiy said, adding that they work as a catalyst for the economy urging the search for more advantageous partnerships.

“Even amidst the Kiev regime’s offensive, when defence of the Motherland and combat alert remain the priority, LPR continues its steady socio-economic development,” he said. Food industry and agriculture have shown positive dynamics exceeding the pre-war indicators two-fold.

In Ukraine, these blockades have the boomerang effect, such as the shutdown of thermal power plants and major problems in metallurgy, the LPR leader said. 

LuganskMediaCentre — 18 May — Lugansk