Ukrainian media digest for June 24, 2014

Leonid Kuchma, who takes part in the negotiations about the regulation of the situation in Donetsk, informed that the party agreed to cease the fire until morning of 27 June. “Donetsk talks result in a ceasefire agreement. There is a possibility to release hostages and rebuild the infrastructure of the region,” Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Andriy Parubiy said.
Sergei Aksyonov presented the new body of the Council of Ministers of Crimea according to the previously conducted structure. The first deputy prime-minister will be the current first deputy Mikhail Sheremet. Nikolay Yanaki, Sergei Donich, Ruslan Balbeck and Larysa Opanasyuk continue performing their tasks as council deputies. Yevhenia Bavykina will obtain the chair of deputy prime-minister. Dmitri Polonsky, who currently works as interior minister, and Georgi Muradov, Russian presidential resident commissioner of Crimean Republic, will get the deputy prime-minister’s jobs.
Last Friday at the Dnipropetrovsk regional council meeting the former governor Aleksander Vilkul presented a new non-governmental organization Ukrainian opportunity fond headed by him. It is considered that this is a new Rinat Akhmetov’s political project.
UDAR MP Member Kaplin informs that terrorists in Donbass control 10 TV aerial, where not only Ukrainian TV programs are shut down, but Russians programs are switched on. Rinat Akhmetov, whose DTEK company possesses this heat and power authority must have given an order to switch off the electric power supply.
Businessman Yuri Ivanyushchenko re-registers those companies which are under risk to an offshore zone.
Crimea Medzhlis has decided to ignore the upcoming elections of the government authorities in Crimea.
Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov has appointed Mikhail Sheremet as the first deputy prime-minister of the Council of Ministers of Crimea.
The appointment of Dnipropetrovsk and Odessa regions’ governors resulted in a recent episode of an under carpet struggle between Ihor Kolomoysky and Dmitri Firtash and within the President’s team. At the present moment both sides agreed to some degree of a compromise: Kolomoysky remains in the office while Palitsa quits. The change of Donetsk governor Serhey Taruta is inevitable too. Ihor Gryniv and Stepan Kubiv both are candidates for the position of the head of Lviv regional state administration.
Donetsk political analyst Sergei Chepika thinks that the main candidates for the post of Donetsk region governor are MP Vladimir Rybak, the former deputy of Presidential Administration Sergey Larin, or Vadym Chuprun who once had been the governor of Donetsk regions. This post could be taken by the former governor of Donetsk regions and the former Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Service Anatoliy Blyznyuk.
DPR’s people’s governor Pavel Gubaryev lays down other conditions. If Kyiv accepts them, he may accept those “peaceful talks”. Gubaryev says Ihor Kolomoysky, the governor of Dnipropetrovsk regions and Arsen Avakov, Ukraine’s interim minister, and MP Oleh Lyashko should surrender, and after that they will be sent to the International Court of Justice in Hague. Businessman Rinat Akhmetov should give his property to the people.
Zaporizhzhya governor Valeri Baranov continues taking steps against Kyiv ministers’ appointments. This refers to the local authorities of the State Committee on Land Resources, Justice Department and local tax office.
Acting head of Luhansk regional administration Iryna Veryhina is outraged that 50 non-governmental organizations have been formed in the community council under the self-proclaimed LPR’s government.
Lviv governor Iryna Sekh is on sick leave. First Deputy Iosif Sytnik will perform her duties.
LPR’s separatists and Petro Poroshenko accused one another of breaching of agreements to cease the fire.
Unidentified people blew up a section of a rail bridge in Zaporizhzhya region, the local branch of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry said in a press release.
Armed people have seized The Department of the Treasury in Rovenky, Vladimir Chepovoy, the representative of the research and information center of Ukraine’s National Security Council reports. He thinks terrorists are deliberately sabotaging President’s plan for peaceful regulation and Ukrainian authorities’’ attempts to rebuild the infrastructure and social payments in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
The part of Donetsk region could be joined to Kharkiv region. These talks have been spread after Poroshenko’s visit to Kharkiv region.
Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine Lyudmyla Denisova says the entire social and pension payments in eastern regions will be repaid after Donbass be in a full control of Ukrainian government.
Yuriy Miroshnichenko was elected as the head of the national committee of the Party for the development of Ukraine at the meeting on 21 June. The former governor of Odessa region Nikolay Skoryk became his first deputy. The former head of Vinnytsya regional counsil Serhyi Tatusyak, MP of one of local councils of Kherson region Yegor Ustinov and MP Iryna Gorina became Miroshnichenko’s deputy heads.