Ukrainian media digest 21 of July 2014

The authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic have decided to confiscate all Pryvitbank’s properties on the rebel-controlled area, DPR’s “prime minister” Aleksander Borodai said at the press conference. “Following the fact that mister Kolomoyisky (the head of Dnipropetrovsk regional administration Ihor Kolomoyisky) is in fact the main supporter of the fratricidal war, which is waging on our territory, all his properties will be confiscated in DPR’s favour,” Borodai said.
Gunmen from the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic stole 36 bodies of the victims of the catastrophe after the crash of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 in the village Rozsypne, Segodnya newspaper wrote by quoting its resources. They loaded bodies onto cars and hold a course for Donetsk. Earlier, Donetsk governor Serhiy Taruta said DPR’s gunmen wanted to bussed black boxes and victims’ bodies in Russia
Defense Minister Valeriy Heletei reported Boeing 777 could have been shot down by a missile fired from a Buk launcher, which had been captured by Russian during Crimea’s occupation. He visited ATO’s headquarters in Kramatorsk.
Russia’s president Vladimir Putin in his statement asked terrorists in Donbas to ensure the work of international experts at the scene crash of the plane, which they had brought down using Russian missile launcher, UNIAN reports quoting Kremlin press service. The statement has been published today at 00.40 local time. “Everything should be done to ensure the secure work of international experts at the site of tragedy. Currently representatives of Donbas (earlier Russian Federation named terrorists as rebels) and Donetsk, as well as Ukraine’s emergencies officials and Malaysian experts are working at the scene,” Putin said.
One of DPR’s leaders Denis Pushilin confirms his resignation and leave Donetsk territory, Hromadske TV reports. Pushilin is currently at Russia’s territory, Ukrainska Pravda reports. As was reported earlier, on 2 May Denis Pushilin was put on the wanted list. Prosecution issued a petition on his detainee.
MP Oleh Tyahnybok thinks the catastrophe with Boeing 777 wouldn’t have happened if the West had resolutely reacted on Russia’s aggression. Tyahnybok thinks Putin is responsible for the catastrophe. Russia’s president needs to be internationally charged with plane’s demolition, the leader of Svoboda party said at a press conference on 18 July
Anti crisis center for families support starts its work in Kharkiv. The center will help families and relatives of those who died in a crash of a passenger jet, which was en route Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur, when it was shot down. “Everything is prepared. Planes have not arrived jet in Kharkiv, but hotel’s managers are ready to accommodate foreign delegation (we have 400 rooms) free of charge. More than 100 volunteers are willing to give their help: medical workers, psychologists, translators,” Vasyl Khoma, the center’s leader, informed. He said they’d prepared air shed at the territory of one of Kharkiv’s factories to collect the fragments of Boeing 777.
DPR’s leaders agreed to take bodies from Boeing 777 catastrophe to Kharkiv in the company of international experts, the so-called deputy prime minister of DPR Andrey Purgin told Interfax news agency. “Victims’ bodies lie in refrigerated train at Torez station. They will be transferred in Kharkiv after international experts, representatives from Dutch or Malaysia sides or Red Cross’s representatives arrive. They will escort train carriages with bodies and we will provide them with additional carriage,” Purgin said.
The deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliev says private enterprises and factories will remain as private properties and won’t be nationalized. Akhmetov’s and Firtash’s enterprises will work as they do, he adds.
Checkpoints in Dnipropetrovsk will be removed, deputy governor Boris Filatov says at the awarding ceremony of those citizens who guarded checkpoints.
The head of Zaporizhzhya region Valeriy Baranov says in case of emergency near 200 thousand people will be mobilized.
On 19 July “the government” of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic left Luhansk, Dmitry Snegirev, the head of the non-government initiative “The right thing” told UNIAN correspondent by quoting LPR’s close sources.