Ukrainian media digest 5-7 of July 2014

At the rally in Donetsk 2 thousands of protesters were cheering separatists fighters. The former “people’s governor” Pavel Gubarev told the crowd rebels had left Slovyansk following “a genius plan” of a so-called minister of defense Igor Strelkov. Gubarev also states the partisan war would begin around the whole perimeter of Donetsk. “We will drown these wretches in blood,” he said.
Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said the police at the Donbas would be restructured, but before this happened, policemen from all the country would be sent to this region. Minister underlined the necessity to rotate policemen who have “low morale and professional qualities.” He also stated that military officers, among whom could be the representatives from the police, would be sent to the recaptured cities.
The head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic Valeriy Bolotov has ousted the so-called government. The following statement has been published at the LPR’s website. “Following the law “About the system of the government authority of Luhansk People’s Republic” which has come into force, I am giving an order to oust the government of Luhansk People’s Republic,” the order states.
The head of the Mejlis Refat Chubarov is barred from entering peninsula by Crimean authorities. The Crimean prosecutor Natalia Polonskaya has read out the statement. It is worth mentioning that all the others members of Mejlis, who were returning from their trip to Henichenks, have successfully crossed the border.
The Cabinet of Ministers is planning to unite the Crimea and Kherson region and make Henichenks the administrative center of the region, the former head of Crimea Tatar people’s Mejlis Mustafa Dzhemilev told Ria-Melitopol news agency.
The head of Dnipropetrovsk regional administration Igor Kolomoysky is trying to remain “the main country’s newsmaker” to increase his influence on the process of decision making to gain the concrete commercial profit, the deputy head of the Agency for modeling situations Aleksey Golubotsky said.
Rinat Akhmetov and Igor Kolomoysky are the closest rivals to take the power in Zaporizhzhya region under their control. Kolomoysky could adopt Pavlo Kravchenko, who is the director of ferroalloy plant, as a candidate for the position of the government. Akhmetov’s candidate – the head of Zaporizhstal Rostyslav Shurma.
The leader of LPR Valeriy Bolotov was in close relationship with MP from Party of Regions Aleksandr Yefremov and lead an illegal coal mining in Luhansk region.
National commission for energy regulation, which is under Kluyev’s control, has ignored the Cabinet of Ministers’ decree to cut tariffs for solar energy.
Businessman Rinat Akhmetov says Donetsk shouldn’t be shelled, the conflict must be regulated by using peaceful methods, through negotiation process.
According to the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS), if the parliamentary election happens in the nearest future, Oleg Lyashko’s Radical Party will take almost 13%, UDAR – 7%, Batkivshchyna – 9%, Solidarnost without Poroshenko – only 3%. Definitely, Poroshenko is cooperating with Firtash, thus Vitaliy Klychko receives Kyiv city state administration and many other public posts. But he can’t be sure in Firtahs, so re-election is unlikely to happen.
The Cabinet of Ministers is planning to unite Crimea and Kherson region to make Henichensk the administrative center, the former head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev said.
The Cabinet of Ministers will discuss the procedure to rebuild cities in eastern Ukraine at its meeting on Wednesday.
On 4-5 July the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars with the former leader Mustafa Dzhemilev decided to withdraw its representatives, which are currently represent Tatars in Crimean authorities, at its offsite meeting in Henichensk (Kherson region).
The head of Donetsk regional administration Serhiy Taruta thinks it is necessary to hold talks with the representatives of DPR to retake Donetsk.
The deputy head of Zaporizhzhya administration Petro Honcharuk on behalf of the governor Valeriy Baranov informs that the main task is to reduce the gas expenditure by 10 percent, so Zaporizhzhya region will be partly using alternative sources of energy.
The head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic Valeriy Bolotov has ousted the so-called government. He appointed Marat Bashirov as the deputy prime-minister of LPR, Dmytro Semenov and Vasiliy Nikitin becomes interim first deputy vice prime ministers.
The rumors about appointing Igor Gryniv as the head of Lviv regional administration are being intensified.
Igor Girkin (Strelkov) appointed himself as a military commander of Donetsk.
Serhey Tyhipko and Dmytro Firtash are ousted as co-chairpersons of the Social and Economic council.
The head of Zaporizhzhya regional council Viktor Mezheyko in his appeal to deputies of all level of local government says he suspended his Party of Regions membership and calls for other leaders to bolt the party.