Ukrainian media digest 14 August 2014

Deputy of Lugansk Regional Council Arsen Klinchayev was retained near subway station “Leo Tolstoy” in Kyiv. He was arrested and then transferred to a court, according to an unnamed source. Previously Arsen Klinchayev was detained by SBU on March 10 in Lugansk. He was the leader of radical organization “Young Guard”, which together with Russian separatists organized a seizure of Lugansk Regional State Administration and forced governor Vladimir Pristyuk to resign.

Ukrainian border will become EU frontier zone in a foreseeable future, said Volodymyr Groysman in an interview to “Novoye Vremya” magazine. “It turns out that our border in the foreseeable future will become the EU frontier zone, so it is necessary to equip it well. We expect European technical mission to come to Ukraine soon and assess the scale of construction needs for the border line,” – said Groysman.

Ukraine is sending it’s own humanitarian aid to the east of Ukraine on Thursday, August 14. The convoy departed from Kharkov, Kiev and Dnepropetrovsk, said Minister of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine Igor Shwayka during press conference. “The approximate point for arrival is Schastya, a town in Lugansk region “, – said the minister. “We are doing this in order to demonstrate our ability to feed our own country, including areas under hostilities,” – he added.

The leader of terrorist organization LNR Valeriy Bolotov was injured. This was reported by RIA Novosti. “The consequences of injury do not allow me to act on my post (Bolotov calls himself the Head of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Lugansk (LNR) – editor.)” – said Bolotov.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a decree dismissing Irina Seh from the post of Head of Lviv Regional State Administration.

Yuriy Turiansky has been appointed as acting Head of Lviv Regional State Administration.

Alexey Goncharenko became the head of Odessa Regional Council. According to an UNIAN correspondent, deputies voted for this decision today at an extraordinary session. Previously they approved resignation of Nikolay Tyndiuk. The voting was conducted in secret. Goncharenko received 74 votes of 102 present deputies.

More than 100 soldiers from Vinnytsia region were transferred to ATO zone. 85% are health care workers. Military doctors, nurses, orderlies will replace some of their colleagues from the multifunctional mobile hospital, which is providing medical assistance to the military and civilians in Donetsk region.

Coal mine “Luganska” in the village Jubileyne, Lugansk region, was damaged by fire. Head of the NGO “Prava Sprava” Dmitry Snegiryov said that oligarch Alexander Yefremov is covering his tracks. This mine was central to his business interests and non-transparent tenders for the supply of appropriate equipment.

Assistant to the Minister of Justice Vladislav Kutsenko harshly criticized the recruitment offer of Zaporizhzhya region governor Valery Baranov to appoint Victoria Vasilchishina as a head of Regional executive service .

The Head of Vinnytsia Regional Council Sergei Svitko refused to reduce the post of Deputy Head of Regional Council.

Lugansk Regional State Administration announced about resumption of Lugansk Heating and Power Plant in Schastya.

Lviv District Administrative Court rejected the claim, filed by Iryna Seh’s lawyers, which requests to stop the proceedings on illegal combination of two posts, allegedly occupied by Seh. The hearing is scheduled for September 9.

Minister of Agricultural and Food Industry of Ukraine Igor Shwayka is wrong about absence of humanitarian catastrophe in Lugansk. “This do not correspond with reality,” – said deputy head of Department for domestic information policies and work with members of the Lugansk City Council Alexander Savenko.

The motion on the dismissal of up to 90% members of the executive committee and vice mayor of Dnipropetrovsk will be submitted at next session of the City Council, reported the member of “Pravy Sector” Andriy Denisenko. This will not affect the mayor Ivan Kulichenko and the Secretary of the City Council Maxim Romanenko, because these posts are electoral.

According to the chief of Severodonetsk police, Lugansk mayor Sergey Kravchenko, whose whereabouts were unknown since he was detained at a checkpoint, is retained “in a safe place “, guarding by police, and is considered as a “victim of a crime”.

Deputy congregation of Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Council decided to file a claim to juridical authorities with the request not to register and to prohibit the activities of the Development Party of Ukraine.

Party of Regions leader Borys Kolesnikov, as well as chairman of Dnipropetrovsk regional organization of the party, ex-Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Vilkul called the party to voluntary self-dissolution.