Ukrainian media digest 21 August 2014

Next week Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko will sign a decree to dissolve the Verkhovna Rada and conduct early parliamentary elections, presidential adviser Oleg Medvedev said live on Liberty Radio without specifying the exact date of the step. A 30-day deadline to create a new coalition is about to expire and “the Ukrainian president has lawful grounds to dissolve the parliament,” he said.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appointed Crimean Tatar leader, Ukrainian MP Mustafa Jemilev his representative on Crimean Tatar affairs. “To stipulate that the powers of the President of Ukraine to ensure the observance of constitutional rights of the Crimean Tatar people as an indigenous people of Ukraine are delegated to the Commissioner of the President of Ukraine on the Affairs of the Crimean Tatar people,”- reads the decree № 657/2014.

Terrorists said they could destroy jets, which belongs to OSCE mission in Ukraine. The following statement was published on the website of DPR’s terrorists organization, Espresso TV reports. Unarmed air vehicles will be in OSCE’s ownership in 6-10 weeks.

At least 415.8 thousands refugees from Donets and Luhansk regions left their homes trying to escape from military actions between ATO forces and armed terrorists from LPR and DPR, Senior Communications Officer at the United Nations refugee agency said, DW reports. The UNHCR reported nearly 198 thousand Ukrainians have fled to Russia. Besides, in Poland, the number of Ukrainian refugees has reached 14,600 and 13,800 in Belarus.

19 people had been detained by the Security Service of Ukraine in Kherson in 1-18 August period. They are suspected in cooperation with terrorists, the head of Kherson regional state administration Yuriy Odarchenko informs, Ukrainian news agency quotes as saying. “Special forces of SBU and Genichinsk police service were cooperating to detect criminals and terrorists who could plan counter work on the region’s territory,” he said.

Kharkiv district administrative court following the lawsuit of Kharkiv prosecution has banned work of non-government organization “South-east civic movement.” “The work of this organization imposes a danger to Ukraine’s integrity and security of its people. All meetings of this organization were analyzed. A philological analyses of their leaders’ speeches and public performances has been done. Results show participants of this civic movement have numerously called for illegal seizure of state power, agitated for breaching sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” Kharkiv prosecutor Yevheniy Popovych told.

On Saturday, 23 August, Mejlis of Crimean people will hold a meeting where new personnel decisions are likely to be adopted. Those who have decided to cooperate with Crimean authorities are about to lose their posts.

The head of Vinnytsya regional council Sergey Svitko says the region has taken an active position in realization of European integration processes in Ukraine.

Deputy head of Dnepropetrovsk regional state administration Boris Filatov told in the interview how Maidan became a moment of truth for Ukrainian oligarchs, about problems of Vilkul, Akhmetov and Pinchuk.

Donetsk governor Sergey Taruta thinks it would be easier to get money for region’s reconstruction by decentralization reform.

The head of Zaporozhzhya regional state administration Valeriy Baranov said those who are connected with separatists should not take part in the nearest parliamentary elections.

Deputy of Ivano-Frankovsk regional council Viktor Nemish says the head of regional state administration Andrey Trotsenko should resign following his approval of the decision to give a patch of land which is planned to be given to refugees for commercial usage.

Igor Plotnitsky has been appointed the so-called “prime minister” of LPR’s terrorists organization

Deputy of Poltava regional council Dionisiy Kaplin will initiate the resignation of Petro Vorona from the post of the head of the regional council. He accused him of exceeding of the limits of authority.

Minister of finance Aleksandr Shlapak warns nearly third part of Donetsk could be flood with ground waters because of military actions.

People deputy, member of the Party of Regions parliamentary fraction, the secretary of the Party of Region presidium Boris Kolesnikov thinks the decree on power’s lustration, which was adopted in the first reading, is unachievable and has been created to “talk round” the theme of lustration and prolong the procedure for long months.