Ukrainian media digest for June 26, 2014

Today Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko will introduce a bill on amendments to the Constitution for parliament’s consideration. It was stated by Petro Poroshenko at the meeting with representatives of local government and the state government. Poroshenko offers to pass the draft law on amendments into the Ukrainian Constitution for the consideration of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission). The draft law proposes to eliminate local state administrations and the creation of executive committees and councils in regions and districts. In addition, the project envisions that a significant part of taxes will not be transferred to the state budget, but will remain on the ground and promises guarantees for parliamentary opposition.
According to MP Oleg Lyashko’s post in his Facebook, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has appointed Vladimir Prystyuk as the governor of Luhansk region.
The Cabinet of Ministers are developing a program on energy-efficient technology implementation and fuel substitution, Ukraine’s deputy minister for regional policy Volodymyr Groysman said. He emphasized that the Cabinet of Ministers is engineering a solution of how to implement energy-efficient technology quickly and what motivations could be for fuel substitution. It was stated in his speech at the Day of dialogue between representatives of local government and the state government.
At the meeting on Wednesday, the government of Ukraine made a decision on the necessity of engineering and technical equipment of the border between Ukraine and Russia, Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers Ostap Semerak said. “”We (the Cabinet of Ministers) have made appropriate decisions regarding the engineering equipment of the state border,” he told at the press-conference on Wednesday in Kyiv.
Businessman Dmitriy Firtash is financing new Serhei Lyovochkin’s project “The party of the development of Ukraine” as he does not wish to “suffer Lazarenko’s destiny in the U.S.”
Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov refused the information that he had invited the former head of Presidential Administration Victor Medvedchuk and MP of the Party of Regions Nestor Shufrych for mediation in talks concerning settlement of the situation in east of Ukraine.
MP of the Svoboda party Yuriy Syrotyuk thinks that the President should have talked with the coalition about the staff turnover in the regional administrations for maintaining his relationship with the coalition.
The Acting head of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov says that many experts and political analytics will be invited to Crimea to help legislative and executive branches of the government.
The head of the Crimean State Council’s Economic Commission Vitaly Nakhlupin informs that the draft law on the development of the special economic zone in Crimea is in the works.
Oleg Tsaryov who is currently on the wanted list, became the leader of the LPR’s and DPR’s union.
The head of Zaporizhzhya regional administration Valeriy Baranov denies accusations that deputies of the regional council are under pressure, as it early was stated by MP from the Party of Regions Sergey Kaltsev.
Deputy head of Luhansk regional council Vladimir Prystyuk denied his appointment as the head of Luhansk regional administration.
Terrorists of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic thanked to the leader of Russian Communist Party Gennady Zyuganov for “financial and humanitarian support.”
NBU has send for banking system the list of the most dangerous and secure districts and cities of Donbas. The aim is to inform financiers where CIT vehicles shouldn’t be sent with a big sum of money.
Rebel commander Igor Strelkov named three factors which could prolong peaceful talks in Donbas. DPR is demanding a troop withdrawal at 10 kilometer from rebel’s posts and artillery bombardment stoppage.
According to Razumkov Center research institute investigation from 6-11 June, 2014, near 80 percent of the citizens are ready to vote for Ukraine as the unitary state at the referendum, provided that the power’s decentralization will be implemented.
MP from UDAR party Yegor Firsov proposes to create a Priazovye region with Mariupol as the center. It was stated at the meeting with the representatives of small and medium business.