Ukrainian media digest 8 August 2014

As of today 1700 policemen were fired from Donetsk and Lugansk regional police departments, said Head of the HR Department at Ministry of Interior of Ukraine Viktor Slivinskiy. According to Slivinskiy his department investigates whether policemen in these area were collaborating with separatists. Those who are clear can continue thier work at police.

Head of Lviv Regional State Administration Irina Seh signed a decree on the establishment of the Department for Culture, Cultural Heritage, Ethnic and Religious. Document published on the website of Lviv Regional State Administration. According to the decree this department has a status of legal entity.

So-called deputies of the State Council of the Republic of Crimea at an extraordinary session on Friday scheduled for October 9 to vote on the election of the head of the Republic of Crimea.

The so-called Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk Alexander Boroday has resigned and appointed his successor Alexander Zakharchenko.

Criminal proceedings in the case of Zaporizhzhya Maidan disperse on January 26 will be transferred to the court next week. Ex-governor Alexander Peklushenko and head of the regional council Viktor Mezheyko are main suspects.

Residents of Lugansk petitioned the leadership of the so-called LNR to stop “genocide”.

Ministry for Social Policy announced the resumption of pension funding in several areas of the Luhansk region.

Poltava residents rallied against raising of communal tariffs.

Sevastopol Marine Plant, owned by Ukrainian President Poroshenko, is to register according to Russian law and verify it’s ownership. This requirement was stated by so-called Acting Governor of Sevastopol Sergey Menyailo.

Secretary of Donetsk City Council Sergei Bogachyov was kidnapped.

Kharkiv mayor Gennadiy Kernes is under house arrest again since criminal proccedings against him has being renewed.

Schastya mayor Sergey Kravchenko was retained by “Aydar” batallion at a checkpoint in the city of Lugansk. He is under suspicion for assisting terrorists.

Lugansk terrorists are planning to move their headquarters to fortified positions in the area of Rovenki-Sverdlovsk, as all terrorists attacks on the position of Ukrainian troops did not yield the desired results, said a military expert Konstantin Mashovets.

The conflict between the head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional state administration, businessman Igor Kolomoisky and leader of the Radical Party, Oleg Lyashko is rapidly gaining momentum. Sides accuse each other of using the war in the east of Ukraine for their own purposes.