Half of Ukrainians support freight, energy blockade against Russia-held Crimea

Half of Ukrainians support freight, energy blockade against Russia-held Crimea
By Henry Kirby in London November 30, 2015

Nearly half of Ukrainians support Kyiv’s freight embargo against the Russian-controlled Crimean peninsula, while the same amount believe the embargo should be widened to include energy, according to polling firm TNS Global.

48% of respondents back the embargo to some degree, with 32% strongly supporting the blockade. 48% support an energy blockade, while 27% oppose the idea and 27% are undecided.

The poll was conducted between October 17 and November 22, coming to an end a day after power lines to Crimea were cut by Ukrainian nationalists and Tatar activists, leaving 2mn people without power,

The embargo is the latest in an escalation of tit-for-tat sanctions between Moscow and Kyiv. Russia has been embargoing food exports to Ukraine since the beginning of the year – a move that Ukraine has reciprocated.

"I want to make it clear that Russia's threats of food embargo on Ukrainian commodities from January 1 are getting similar mirror-like response from Ukraine's authorities," TASS news agency quoted Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk as saying.

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