Ukrainian media digest 7 August 2014

Today the 15th proceeding of the Oktyabrsky district court was conducted. The court intended to examine the mayor of Poltava Alexander Mamay, who is accused of illegal land parcelling to his stepdaughter. According to an UNIAN correspondent, Mamay as well as his representatives ignored were absent at the court proceeding.

On Friday in Dnepropetrovsk NGO “Ukrkrymzahyst” will conduct a seminar. It’s topic is “Protecting the rights of natural persons and legal entities affected by the actions of the Russian Federation relating to the annexation of the Crimea. Investor protection in the international courts”

American missile cruiser Vella Gulf will enter the Black Sea on Wednesday, informed US Sixth Fleet Command official website. The presence of a cruiser in the Black Sea would “contribute to peace and stability in the region”, stated in the statement. “The mission of the cruiser Vella Gulf is to improve the operational and tactical cooperation, work on the completeing common objectives, and to demonstrate United States commitment to strengthen collective security of NATO allies and partners in the region”, – said in the statement.

Amnesty International, a NGO protecting human rights, is concerned about the MP Oleg Lyashko’s actions in Eastern Ukraine. The related statement is published on NGO’s website. Human rights activists point out that the deputy travels along Donbass accompanied by armed men, and “records on camera their deeds.” NGO also stresses that Oleg Lyashko and his armed guards enter private and public spaces without permission and then, “insulting them verbally and physically,” kidnap people and force them to carry out their orders. “Oleg Lyashko should be a legislator, not an outlaw” – said Amnesty International in a statement.

Ex-governor of Lugansk region Alexey Danilov came back on the political scene. His return is in the interest of oligarch Igor Kolomoisky to put him in the position of Lugansk region.

Public procurement in Crimea will be supervised by a newly created body – Committee for Competition Policy. The Committee regulation was approved on August 6 by so-called Council of Ministers of the Republic of Crimea.

Dnipro Steel Plant named after Dzerzhinsky and Alchevsk Metal Plant, incorporated in Industrial Union of Donbass (ISD) (owned by oligarch Sergey Taruta), are on the verge of a shutdown due to lack of coke.

Sergey Taruta told press about recovery of liberated cities of Donbass, international aid, how many Ukrainians still held captive by terrorists and when Donetsk region will be peaceful

The expanded meeting with the Chairman of Donetsk Regional State Administration Sergey Taruta, First Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Yuriy Zyukov and heads of law enforcement agencies was held. Participants of the meeting discussed security issues at coal mines.

Energy AntiCrisis Headquarters were created in Zaporozhye region.

Acting Head of the Lugansk Regional State Administration Irina Verigina argues that Lugansk is not supplied with food.

Lugansk politician Sergei Ivanov said that posts in Lugansk Regional State Administration are still held by people who are actively collaborating with terorrists and at the same time belong to the office of so-called LNR (Lugansk People Republic).

Lviv region suspended funding for a number of regional programs. These budget funds will be focused on army and energy conservation needs.

The so-called acting Governor of Sevastopol Sergey Menyailo demanded that “Sevastopolgaz”, “Sevastopolenergo” and local heat station cancel their Ukrainian registration.

MP Oleksandr Yefremov has the opportunity to enter Luhansk region, because he has a permission from terrorists, said Head of Lugansk Regional State Administration Irina Verygina.
Zaporizhzhya City Council discussed the credit program for municipal communal service “Osnova” and proposals to reduce the tariffs for heating and hot water.

Guerillas kidnapped more than 50 cars from coal warehouses of “DTEK Sverdlovsk Antracit”. Coalminers are discussing what has happened. There different versions, included the suggestion that Rinat Akhmetov staged the stealing. Some coal miners are radically minded and ready to destroy separatists blockposts with spades.

Zaporizhzhya mayor Alexander Sin is missing for three weeks and not responding to phone calls, messages and emails, said local official Gennady Rekalov.

LNR guerillas were active in Rovenky-Sverdlovsk area for the last 2 days. Thus, the corridor through Chervonopartizansk to Russia is now opened for separatists’ gunmen.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed the heads of regional state administrations and government ministers to determine among their stuff an official responsible for coordination among authorities and volunteers.