Early parliamentary election will be likely held in the end of October. Yesterday the collapse of the ruling coalition paved the way for early elections (this was told by Petro Poroshenko many times): UDAR and Svoboda fractions, 15 independent MPs and 10 deputies from Batkivshchyna fraction had left the coalition. President Poroshenko will have the right to dissolve parliament and call new elections after 30 days if no new coalition is formed by then.
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said he was stepping down over the “dissolution of the parliamentary coalition and the locking of government initiatives” after coalition had failed to vote for changes to the budget (it includes unpopular measures which help to receive another IMF tranche). He said those who ruined coalition were working in favor of Moscow.
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has dismissed Grygori Pustovit as the head of Volyn regional state administration and appointed Vladimir Gunchenko Volyn governor. “To dismiss Pustovit Grygori Aleksandrovich as the head of Volyn regional state administration,” the decree №615 (24 July) was published on the official website. The next decree №616 states Vladimir Gunchenko is taken the position. Pustovit is the head of the regional branch of Batkivshchyna in Volyn.
The Ukrainian government issued a resolution (№658-r, 24 July, 2014) appointing Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Volodymyr Hroisman as the country’s acting prime minister.
“Such a decision was adopted after Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation,” according to the document, which was published on the Ukrainian government’s Web site on Friday.
The Ukrainian Interior Ministry has launched criminal proceedings against Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov and LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister, Zorian Shkiriak, has said.
Shkiriak said that these individuals were charged with “financing actions aimed at changing the boundaries of the territory and the state border of Ukraine.”
Zaporizhzhya region has gas reserves for only 20 days out of irrational consuming and big debts, deputy head of the regional administration Petro Goncharuk informs at the extended session on region’s social and economic issues.
Donetsk regional prosecution has launched an investigation into the cooperation between DPR’s representatives, Mariupol local authorities and directors of the biggest Metinvest group enterprises (belong to Rinat Akhmetov) about having signed a memorandum of cooperation on 15 May, 2014
DPR’s representatives have issued 3-day ultimatum to Donetsk policemen to swear allegiance to DPR or sign letters of resignation.
Former representatives of the Party of Regions in Poltava region are promoting interim head of Poltava regional state administration Oleksander Ivanin to become Poltava’s mayor.
The board of directors of Ukrainian association of regional and district councils are working on imposing mechanisms of budget decentralization.
The head of UDAR fraction Vitaly Kovalchuk said Vladimir Groysman was a very appropriate candidate for interim prime minister position. He could work effectively until new parliamentary election is to be held.
Luhansk activists have demanded from Kyiv to impose a martial law and official status for refugees from eastern Ukraine, activist and the head of “Labor movement “Solidarity” Konstantin Ilchenko informs.
The member of Communist party has become a new speaker of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, the head of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Andriy Lysenko said.