Ukrainian media digest for July 3, 2014

The Vice Speaker of Crimean Parliament, the member of Tatar Mejlis Remzi Ilyazov will take part in elections on 14 September. According to Russian newspaper Kommersant, he is at the head of the United Russia party list. The Mejlis informs Ilyazov could be stripped of the seat in Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, following his decision to boycott elections under the suspicion that Tatar could not get enough seats in the parliament.
The board chairperson of Mironivsky Hloboproduct (Nasha Ryaba), billionaire Yuriy Kosyuk agrees to take a post of the first Vice Prime Minister, the sources in the Presidential Administration and in Kosyuk’s business circle inform. President Poroshenko has proposed Kosyuk to supervise inventory and logistics management of security services.
Today the Verkhovna Rada is about to consider in the second reading the draft law about creating a free-trade zone in Crimea. This document does not form a prosperous business-climate, but stimulates business to leave the region. Ukraine considers Crimea as an occupied territory, so the border control should be established, MP from Batkivshchyna fraction Serhiy Teryohin explains. During the occupation period this draft law will equate trade turnover between Ukraine and Crimea to export-import operations.
Today the first state peaceful corridor for citizens’ evacuation could appear in eastern parts of Ukraine. The Vice Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman will be responsible for its organization, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov informs. According to his words, the corridor will be made from Kramatorsk (Donetsk region) to Barvenkovo city (Kharkiv region).
Today the Verkhovna Rada is about to consider a draft law on amendments to Ukraine’s Constitution to enhance independence of judges. It is planning that the question about the powers of government authorities and local administrations will be included in the agenda.
President could return to the question of imposing truce in the Donbas if European Council’s requirements, which has been adopted on 27 June, are to be fulfilled, Presidential Administration states.
The discussions between Sevastopol interim governor Sergey Menyaylo and executives of Ukrainian company Ukrtelecom, which belongs to Rinat Akhmetov, have been open-ended. Ukrtelecom has refused to give to Sevastopol authorities telecommunication channels.
In Vinnitsa regional council deputes are collecting signatures for Natalia Soleyko’s and Ludmyla Shcherbakovska’s resignation. Soleyko is the deputy head of the regional council and Shcherbakovska is the deputy governor.
Gunmen has left The Interior Ministry headquarters in Donetsk region, where they had been from July 1.
The head of Donetsk region Sergey Taruta informs that the part of the regional branch of security services and regional subdivisions of SBU, Ministry of Internal Affairs, prosecutor’s office have been redeployed to Mariupol.
The head of Luhansk regional council Valeriy Golenko and his deputies Vladimir Prystyuk and Yevheniy Kharin appeal to the President Petro Poroshenko to start negotiations and impose a ceasefire.
The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France agreed to hold a meeting of the trilateral Contact Group no later than 5 July. The Group will agree on the conditions for truce to regulate the situation in eastern Ukraine.