Ukrainian media digest 12 September 2014

The Russian Federation could start military operations along the eastern front in the nearest time, Commissioner of the President on Crimean Tatars affairs Mustafa Dzhemilev told on Pershyi Natsionalnyi. He says rumors are spread among the so-called Crimean “self-defence troops” about military actions along the eastern front; the incursion could start “tomorrow or the day after tomorrow”.

Schastya city mayor Vadym Zhyvlyuk resigned. He explains he could not perform his duties, Informator enlightens. In his statement, he thanks city council and executive committee for the joint work and apologizes to Schasty city locals.

Kherson city mayor Vladimir Mykolaenko thinks in order to prevent Russian troops invasion from Crimea, it is essential to impose a martial law in the region, he told at the press conference within the project “The East + the West”. Mykolaenko thinks such decision will solve many questions about region’s defence and possible Russia’s invasion with less bureaucratic barriers.

SBU detained a sabotage group in Mariupol on September 11. The group was planning to hold terrorist acts and provocations in the city, SBU’s press service reports. SBU staff detained group’s leader dubbed Grek and his two accomplices with Ukrainian citizenship. Plotters who were fulfilling the task of Russian intelligence, ad to destabilize the situation in Mariupol and spread panic among civilians.

Crimea first deputy premier Mikhail Sheremet was subjected to asset freeze and visa ban according to new EU sanctions against Russia, Russian BBC informs. Also in the list were included: nationalist party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Duma speakers Svetlana Zhurova, Nikolai Levichev, Igor Lebedev, Ivan Melnikov, Alexander Babakov and others.

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko underlines the decree on special status of Donetsk and Luhansk territories won’t impose a threat to Ukraine’s independence, the head of the state told at the press-conference in Kiev. He also says he proposes to vote for changes in the Constitution about power’s decentralization. “When people of local authorities could influence on the situation and decide what local language to use on its territory, how to spend money,” the President said.

CEC hasn’t registered former governor of Vinnytsya region Nikolay Melnyk single-seat electoral districts as a parliamentary candidate as documents were not in conformity with legal requirements.

Oleksandr Klyuzhev from OPORA says elections in Donetsk (21 single-seat electoral districts) and in Luhansk (11 single-seat electoral districts) so far could be held only in 9 out of 32 districts.

The head of Zaporizhzhya regional state administration Valery Baranov said he would not run for parliamentary elections as he is not sure whether he wants to pursue his career.

There has been no indications that politics who visit ATO zone in Luhansk and Donetsk regions give real help.

Schastya city mayor Vadym Zhyvlyuk resigned.

Newly elected head of Ivano-Frankivsk region Oleh Honcharuk announced staff turnover in the state administration. He will visit every region before he dismisses managers.

The talks about Donetsk and Luhanks regions’ status are continuing, the head of Donetsk regional state administration Sergey Taruta informs. He underlines what we can’t allow is to negotiate about territorial integrity of Ukraine. He thinks talks should be going on more about financial and administrative autonomy of regions and about elections of those you will represent those regions.

The head of Donetsk regional state administration Sergey Taruta thinks Donbass is de facto divided into two territories.