Ukrainian media digest 9 December 2014

Crimea is ready to be integrated into the system of Russia’s state management, says Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak. He added however that some issues due to objective reasons could need an additional period, explaining that with the difference in the economic situation between the two new constituent territories of the federation and the rest of the country.

On December 8, the department head of staff support of the police division in Poltava region Sergey Gavryk introduced new head of Poltava regional division. He informed that police lieutenant colonel Vitaliy Yemets has been selected for this position.

Yuri Kosyuk, who was the first deputy head of the Presidential Administration, has been dismissed by the President’s decree, said a statement on the President’s website. Kosyuk has been appointed a freelance advisor to the President by another decree.

One of the militants’ leaders Denis Pushilin happened to be the current head of pro-Ukrainian “We have a goal” party, blogger Sergey Ivanov informs at Ukrainskaya Pravda website. “We have a goal” party was registered in July 2013. According to the registration statement, party’s goal is to “support the strengthening and rising of Ukraine as an independent, juridical, democratic, sovereign and modern state.”

Public Prosecutor of Ukraine Vitaliy Yarema said at a press conference on Monday in Kyiv that a total of 138 employees of Public Prosecutor’s Office were dismissed under lustration law. Another 300 persons will go under lustration in the second wave. “138 clerks have been dismissed under lustration law,” Vitaliy Yarema said.


According to the Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Groysman, amendments to the Constitution shall be submitted by October, 2015, since local elections shall be held on the new constitutional basis, and a solid foundation for local self-government shall be created. Volodymyr Groysman also informed that the national rehabilitation plan is being elaborated.

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the action program for 2015-2016, the main goal of which is to reform the country according to European standards to receive EU membership, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said at the government’s meeting.