Hundreds protest in E. Ukraine against trade blockade

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People gathered for a rally in the city of Lugansk on Monday to demand the Ukrainian authorities stop the transport and trade blockade of Lugansk and Donetsk People's Republics. People were holding placards reading “Stop robbing Donbass”, “Goodbye Ukraine!” Local media estimated the turnout at around 7,000 people. The protesters also rallied for the external management for all Ukrainian enterprises in the DPR and the LPR, as proposed by the leaders of the republics.