Ukrainian media digest 15 of July 2014

On Tuesday, 15 July, Ukrainian authorities and separatists are about to hold the first round of negotiations about the situation in eastern Ukraine, German minister of foreign affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier says during his visit to Jordan. The following agreement has been reached during a telephone call between ministers of foreign affairs of Germany, France and Russia’s Presidential administration.
Russia is massing its troops near the Ukrainian border. Russia has been building up its forces again along the Ukrainian border and now has an estimated 10,000-12,000 troops in the area, an anonymous NATO military officer said. “Our current assessment is that between 10,000 and 12,000 troops are now in the area … In the last week alone, we have seen several units moving into the border region,” the officer said.
Political expert Taras Berezovets proposed the candidacy of Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader Refat Chubarov as the head of the future Ukraine’s ministry on Crimea’s affairs at the meeting of the round-table in Kyiv. “I propose the candidacy of the former MP Refat Chubarov. He is a young politician, who has a good reputation in Crimea. This candidacy could be a compromise variant.”
Self-defense unit and Svoboda party representatives were protesting near Vinnytsya regional council with demands to declare a state of martial war in eastern Ukraine and dismiss officials who is close to the Party of Regions.
The majority of Crimean Tatars will boycott parliamentary elections in Crimea and calls for other peninsula’s residents to join them, the head of Mejlis Refat Chubarov announces.
Russia is massing its troops near the Ukrainian border, NATO military officer said.
The head of Zaporizhzhya regional state administration Valeriy Baranov asks President Petro Poroshenko to intervene in region’s personnel policy.
Interim head of Luhansk region Iryna Verygina says the head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Region Valeriy Bolotov is planning to flee the city and is burning the documents outside the building of the state administration.
The head of Lviv regional administration Iryna Sekh calls for mayors and region’s heads to take part in fund raising for militaries’ needs.