Yatsenyuk: Donbass Owes Kiev $3 Bln in Taxes
Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Sunday Kiev did not receive some $3 billion in taxes from Donbass.
"Three billion (dollars) of taxes is what we did not get, and losses (because of military actions) make dozens of billions," Yatsenyuk said. Southeastern regions of Ukraine are suffering from a humanitarian crisis that was caused by Kiev's military operation against independence supporters.
Kiev stopped making social benefit payments to the people of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, imposed an economic blockade, including the cessation of the Ukrainian Treasury and the National Bank activity in the regions. At the same time, Russia has been sending humanitarian aid convoys to Donetsk and Lugansk since August.