Ukrainian media digest 26-28 of July 2014

Two key DPR’s field commanders Igor Girkin (aka Strelok) and Igor Bezler (aka Bes) have disappeared to an undisclosed location, but the situation in Horlivka has become very threatening for the entire Ukraine, colonel-general in reserve Vladimir Ruban, negotiator, who makes prisoners exchange told Hvylya news agency. According to his information, after Bezler left the city, all the power came to the field commander dubbed Botsman. He is threatening to blow up Concern Stirol in Horlivka and other dangerous enterprises if Ukrainian army continues firing at militants’ units. Ruban also added if gunmen realize their hideous plan, wind from the east will spread dangerous substance to the west. According to prognoses there will have been preliminary east wind in the region for the next week.

The mayor of the central Ukrainian town of Kremenchuk was shot dead on Saturday, 26 July, and the house of another mayor in Lviv was hit by fire from a grenade launcher on 25 July. SBU and Ministry of internal affairs consider qualifying these crimes not as an assassination attempt, but as a terrorist act. Those crimes are put under special control of Arsen Avakov, Anton Gerashchenko, an aide to the country’s Interior Minister, informed on his Facebook page.

The head of Kherson regional administration Yuriy Odarchenko resigned on Friday, the administration announced today. “Prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk with the whole Cabinet of Ministers resigned in protest over the dissolution of the majority coalition in the Verkhovna Rada. I was appointed following the recommendation of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine,” Odarchenko said in a statement. He thinks he has been deprived of the opportunity to perform his duties in the interest of the people of the region.

Crimean authorities are planning to adopt the denationalization law. Sevastopol “governor” Sergey Menyaylo wants to seize the enterprises belong to Ukrainian and Russian oligarchs, Dmytro Firtash’s Sevastopolgas and Aleksandr Babakov’s Sevastopolenergo.
There is no ammonia storage or other explosive materials at Stirol enterprise in Horlivka, the head of Group DF Dmytro Firtash responds to the terrorists’ warnings to blow up the factory.
Industrial Union of Donbas corporation, which belongs to Donetsk’s governor Sergey Taruta, has transferred terminally all workers from the central office in Donetsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk in Donetsk region and Kyiv.
The head of Zaporizhzhya regional administration Valeriy Baranov has denied rumors which are widely spread in Energodar city that Zaporizhzhya atomic power station will be closed following the EU demand.
The head of Zaporizhzhya regional council Victor Mezheyko does not agree with President’s right to dissolve local government institutions.
The Ukrainian government will introduce again to the parliament all laws necessary for the proper functioning of the country (budget amendments and reforming of the gas transmission network), Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said. He called for deputies to support all laws on Thursday, 31 July, UNIAN news agency reports.