Ukrainian media digest 6 August 2014

According to Arsen Avakov, Minister of Interior of Ukraine, Kharkiv City Council awarded the title of honorary citizen to member of the “United Russia” Alexander Shishkin. “Someone named Kernes introduced a motion to the session of the City Council of Kharkiv and dragged it with help from Party of Regions faction. The motion awards the title of Honorary Citizen of Kharkiv to member of the FederalCouncil of Russia Alexander Shishkin, member of Putin’s “United Russia”. Mentioned Russian senator voted for approval of the occupation of Crimea “, – wrote Avakov in his post on Facebook

Councils from various levels of local government in Chernivtsi region take part in the third wave of mobilization, reported Regional Military Commissioner Vitaly Churai. According to him, most active are deputies from Kelmentsi and Vizhnitsky areas.

In Donetsk, journalists were invited to the press conference organized by Oleg Tsarev, Ukrainian MP under prosecution by General Prosecutors Office of Ukraine. Journalists were also invited banquet in the hotel «Park Inn by Radisson» ( former hotel “Kiev”) for off records talks .

Kharkiv Mayor Gennadiy Kernes said that police in Kharkov is corrupted, so it failed to investigate the assassination attempt on him, said Kernes today during a press conference after the meeting of the City Council.

Deputies of Sumy City Council will be screened for their citizenship of foreign countries, in particular the Russian Federation.
The initiative of such verification was agreed by the council today, August 6.

Application of the law on compulsory redemption of Crimea main power lines will not solve the problem with “Crimean electricity system” (CES). The decision to create the Crimean branch of the NAEC “Ukrenergo”, following the example of “Krymenergo”, can be made only by the government of Ukraine – Minister of Fuel and Energy Sergei Yegorov.

Vinnytsia Regional Council deputy Ivan Leta challenged in court the right of the head of State Administration to appoint and dismiss the heads of the communal entities in the intersessional period without putting these issues on Council’s agenda. Leta has won the case.

Anatoly Oleinik, the governer of Vinnytsia oblast, formed a presidential majority in regional council.

Dmitry Tymchuk, Team Leader of “Information resistance”, reports that the forces of so-called DNR and LNR are trying to derail the offensive of the anti-terrorist operation, concentrating in the areas of Lugansk, Donetsk, Gorlovka, Stakhanov, Alchevs’k and Sverdlovsk.

Russia, which provides prorussian separatists with military equipment, intend to promote the initiative for establishing a humanitarian mission in Eastern Ukraine.

Acting Chairman of the Luhansk Regional State Administration Irina Verigina gave the update on the situation for the press. She talked about the extent of destruction, difficulties in organizing of assistance to residents, etc.

Prorussian separatists relocate their forces to Rovenki, Sverdlovsk and Krasnodon, said chairman of the “Labor Movement” Solidarity “Constantine Il’chenko.

Since 2014, local executive authorities will decide ad hoc about the beginning of the heating season. This decision is aligned with the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, said Deputy Chairman of Zaporizhzhya Regional State Administration Peter Goncharuk.

The leader of the Crimean Tatar people, MP from “Batkivshchyna” Party Mustafa Dzhemilev believes that Russia will hold Crimea up to the end of Vladimir Putin’s presidency. He said this in an interview with the head of the project “GORDON” Dmitry Gordon. Speaking about the development of the conflict between Kyiv and Moscow, he expressed the opinion that the West is interested in Russia to enter “even deeper into Ukraine” because this will be followed the collapse of Russia.

Severodonetsk is held by terrorists, the mayor resigned. The Head of Severodonetsk (Lugansk region) Valentin Kazakov and his two deputies have resigned on August 6, wrote Sergei Samara, a local council member (“Batkivshchyna” Party”) on his Facebook page. “Missing Severodonetsk mayor Kazakov and his deputies Hulin and Kravchenko suddenly showed up. They passed their resignation letters to Council Secretary Gavrilenko”- wrote the deputy.