Ukrainian media digest for June 18, 2014

An armed people of so-called Donetsk People’s Rebuplic has kidnapped Serhiy Borozentsev, the head of the local Batkivshchyna party organization, and take him to an undisclosed location.
comments.ua
The Verkhovna Rada has set early local elections of ten city mayors and local elections of village and township heads in 156 population locations for October 26 of the current year. The following statement has been adopted by major votes at the evening plenary meeting.
interfax.com.ua
The representatives of the National council have prepared an appeal to the President of Ukraine, expressing disapproval of Zaporizhzhya regional council’s work. They also protest against Valeriy Baranov’s appointment as a head of regional administration. Meanwhile, the Governor says he has already signed a letter of resignation and now it is up to President to decide whether he would hold the position.
www.vv.com.ua
Russia’s Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case against Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and Dnipropetrovsk Governor Ihor Kolomoisky, committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told journalists on Wednesday. Avakov and Kolomoisky are suspected under Russian articles on “the masterminding of murder, the use of prohibited methods and means of warfare, abduction, and the hindering of legitimate activities of journalists.”
vesti.ua
Lyovochkin-Firtash group starts an information war against Kharkiv city mayor Hennadiy Kernes to lessen his chance to take the post of the head of the regional administration. Hennadiy Kernes is believed to be in Ihor Kolomoisky’s circle of influence who has a conflict with Firtash.
vesti.ua
The head of Dnipropetrovsk regional administration Ihor Kolomoisky proposes Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko his candidates for the positions of Zaporizhzhya, Sumy, Kherson, Kharkiv governors. Poroshenko is not willing to strengthen Kolomoisky’s power, but do not know how to refuse.
politrada.com
The leader of the Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev and the governor of Dnipropetrovsk region, tycoon Ihor Kolomoisky has signed a memorandum on mutual assistance of Crimean Tatars and residents of Dnipropetrovsk.
cit.ua
The Governor of Vinnytsya region Anatoliy Oliynyk has ordered to switch all energy-consuming social enterprises to the alternative fuel.
feedproxy.google.com
Donetsk People’s republic terrorists organisation refuses to accept Petro Poroshenko’s peaceful plan.
www.unian.net
Ukraine will cease fire on unilateral basis in the east of the country to give a chance for members of illegal armed groups to lay down their weapons and for Russian mercenaries to leave the country, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said.
nbnews.com.ua
Gunmen have mined all the routs to Slovyansk thermal power stations. According to the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine speaker Chepovoy, gunmen “are planning to stop power stations and disconnect it from the National Grid.”
www.unian.net
Luhansk activists and the representatives of the Social Council of People’s believes Grygori Prygeboy and Konstantyn Ilchenko have been protesting in Kiev near Verkhovna Rada building to impose martial law in Luhansk and Donetsk regions.
politika.lg.ua
Ukraine’s Energy Ministry suggested that an explosion on the main pipeline carrying Russian gas through Ukraine to the rest of Europe could have been a “terrorist attack” to discredit Ukrainian gas system.
delo.ua
The Miners’ Trade Union proposes Petro Poroshenko to refuse of Russian gas in favour of coal from Donbass.
donetsk.comments.ua
A draft resolution on voluntary dissolution of the seventh convocation Rada has been registered.
www.unian.net

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