The blockade comes at a high cost for Ukraine: connection with companies located in the territories that are temporarily not controlled by Ukraine, which before the blockade operated under the Ukrainian laws and paid taxes to the budget of Ukraine, has been definitively lost. Ties with the population of Donbass, which were maintained through links with companies/businesses in those territories, have been lost. The reason for the blockade was a maleficent intention of the political elite of Ukraine, for which the population of the east of Ukraine is not gainful from the electoral viewpoint – they will never vote for the incumbent authorities.