In Kharkiv, two groups staged a gunfight because of the blockade of Donbass

In Kharkov between participants volunteer battalion “Donbass” and members of “Eastern Corps” skirmish of Donbass blockade, reports Ukrainian edition of “Public Kharkiv”.

“On Alekseyevka skirmish, one person injured According to Oleg Shiryaev, veterans of the battalion. “Donbass” fired at the activists of “Eastern Corps”, the reason for the shooting – a conflict over the blockade,” – said in a media statement to Facebook.

It is noted that in the shootout injured one man, who was taken to hospital in serious condition. After firing Battalion “Donbass” surrendered to police.

The site of the Kharkiv region police, in turn, reported that on Friday night there was a fight in Kharkov, as a result of which one man was wounded. According to preliminary data, the shot was made from a hunting weapon. At the scene left eight outfits patrol and investigative team of Shevchenko department of Kharkiv police.

“Address law enforcement officers detained nine people and seized weapons is now a crime scene examination continues.” – Said in a police report.

In late January, a group of former members of the military operation in the Donbass, including deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, blocked at several sites freight railway connection with Kiev uncontrolled territory of Donbass. They stated that, in their opinion, any trade with the breakaway republics is illegal, and all ongoing trade transportation this is contraband.

The blockade has led to disruptions in the supply of anthracite coal group, which is produced in Donbass the territories uncontrolled by Kiev. In this regard, the Ukrainian authorities were forced to introduce emergency measures in the energy sector in order to save resources.

The government of Ukraine in April 2014 launched a military operation against the self-proclaimed LNR and DNR, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN figures, victims of the conflict began more than 10 thousand people. The question of resolving the situation in the Donbass discussed including during meetings of the contact group in Minsk, which since September 2014 has adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict continue to skirmish.

Original: RIA Novosti

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