Ukrainian media digest 5 August 2014

UN will open a representative office in Mariupol. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representative Oldrich Andrysek announced this during the signing in Mariupol of a memorandum on joint work to provide humanitarian assistance to 20,000 internally displaced persons (IDP). “In Mariupol it is planned to open a representative office of the United Nations. Such offices will be opened in other cities of Ukraine. Our mission is to assist the Ukrainian authorities to remove sharp edges for those who are left with no means and sufficient support,” Andrysek said.

Petro Vorona, head of Poltava Region Council, said that holding of National Sorochyn Bazar is immoral under war circumstances.

As of morning August 5 Lugansk is still short of electricity, notes the press-service of Lugansk Municipal Council. The situation in the city remains critical. Lugansk is in situation of a humanitarian catastrophe. The dwellers of the city center are cut off from electricity, water supply, mobile and internet connection.

The situation in Eastern Ukraine was created by Party of Regions and its representatives, – said Igor Palytsia, head of Odessa Region State Administration, during his press-conference.

Yuriy Odarchenko, head of Kherson Regional Administration, asks the Council of National Security of Ukraine to enact the martial law in Kherson region. Odarchenko states that Russian tactics for destabilization of the situation in Kherson region has changed.

Boris Filatov, deputy head of Dnipropetrovsk State Administration, has put responsibility on MP Oleg Lyashko for failed attempt to seize Donetsk by “Azov” and “Shakhtar” battalions. These battalions were trapped in ambush due to Lyashko report about the place of Ukrainian soldiers on the outskirts of the metropolis.

Yuri Pelykh, former deputy head of Zaporizhzhya Region Adminstration, became head of regional organization of the Party for Ukraine’s development.

Lviv Regional State Administration plans to reform the management structure. First Deputy Head of Lviv Region State Administration Joseph Sitnick said Lviv wants to become a pilot region for the implementation of the project on decentralization of power in the country.

The situation in the ATO area is worsening due to widespread attempts of terrorist groups to counterattack and regain previously lost positions, – said Dmitry Tymchuk, coordinator of the group “Information Resistance”. In the area of Sverdlovsk there is an accumulation of separatist forces, awaiting for transfer to Snezhnoe, Rovenky, Torez.

Valery Baranov, head of Zaporizhzhya Region State Administration, said that some TV-operators in Zaporizhzhya still broadcast Russian TV channels despite prohibition by the National Council of Ukraine on Television and Radio Broadcasting.

Poltava Region State Administration plans to shrink the time of heating season for one month.

Anatoliy Oliynyk, head of Vinnytsia Region State Administration, said that the region will strengthen the border security because Russian unmanned flying devices are entering the air of the region.

Crimea Electrical Station (CES), which supplies 80% of the electricity on the peninsula, is isolated from Ukraine. Its personnel did not receive funding for several months, including salaries. However, it did not become a Crimean or Russian federal entity.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin is going to Crimea next week, informs RBC referring to several unnamed sources close to State Duma and Russian Government. According to sources, in the middle of the next week Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will attend annexed Crimea as well.

Crimea officials came under sanctions of Japan. According to Interfax, the list include 40 people who “are directly related to the annexation of Crimea and the destabilization of the situation in Ukraine” as well as former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, Acting Head of Crimea Sergei Aksenov, ex-adviser to the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Crimea Rustam Temirgaliev and Prosecutor of Crimea Natalia Poklonskaya.