Ukrainian media digest 17 September 2014

39-years old Sergey Kuzmenko became the head of Kirovogradska regional state administration. Thus, with Decree № 735/2014 Poroshenko has nominated Sergey Kuzmenko the head of Kirovogradska RSA.

Vasyl Gubal was appointed the head of Zakarpatska regional state administration, press service of Ukraine’s President informs. The document has no other details.

Russian law enforcers searched the office of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars for 11 hours, finishing late on Tuesday, according to Riza Shevkiev, a Mejlis member and the director general of the Crimea Foundation charitable organization. Shevkiev says documents and sacred books belong to Mustafa Dzemilev were confiscated by having broken his vault.

With Decree № 732/2014 has appointed Yuriy Bogutskyi his adviser. Earlier the President signed a decree № 731/2014 and dismissed Bogutskyi from his post as President’s adviser and the head of the Main Department concerning questions of humanitarian development of the Presidential Administration.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law “On Lustration” on the third try. 231 deputies out of 246 registered voted for this law.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law “On preventing persecution and punishment of participants of events on the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk Regions”. Respective bill was registered under No. 5082. The law allows local authorities to set up their own police forces and name judges and prosecutors. It provides for snap elections on December 7 to establish new councils in the region. The broad-ranging political legislation also guarantees the right for Russian to be spoken in state institutions, and allows local authorities to strengthen relations with neighboring regions of Russia. A separate law passed in the same closed-door hearing grants amnesty to participants in the conflict between pro-Russian separatists and government forces, excluding those who have committed “serious crimes.”

Secretary of Lysychanksk city council had organized an early session, where deputies were voting for the so-called act on state independence of Luhansk People’s Republic, Luhansk prosecution has found out. I become known she publicly support boundary adjustments. She was accused of fomenting separatism.

President Petro Poroshenko dismissed Vladimir Shulga the head of Sumy regional state administration (RSA). The respective decree was published on September 16 on the official website.

The candidacy for the post of the so-called Crimean “speaker” has been appointed today at the conference of Crimean regional organization United Russia. Vladimir Konstantinov has got 390 votes out of 395 present.

The voting is possible to be held in 9 out of 21 districts, Donets regional organization of the Committee of voters of Ukraine informs. Nearly 54% of voters in Donetsk region won’t be able to take part in early parliamentary elections.

The quantity of candidates from Luhansk region who will be running for a parliamentary post has increased from 9 to 14.

There are rumors that on September 17 the head of the council Petro Vorona will face a vote of confidence in Poltava regional council Former representatives of the Party of regions party refused they would initiative such a voting.

The head of Donetsk regional state administration Sergey Taruta heavily criticized the Law on the special status for rebel-held Donetsk and Luhansk territories which has been adopted by the Verkhovna Rada. He asked Kiev to specify which Donbass territories would receive this status. The governor also said reelection of the local authorities needed to be held at the whole territory, which is under control of Ukrainian army and rebels.

Donetsk city mayor Aleksandr Lukyanchenko thinks the law on the special status for Donetsk and Luhansk regions is a step toward the implementing peace at Donbass.

Samopomich party with its leader Lviv mayor Andriy Sadovyi will initiate to revoke the Law on the special status for the particular Donbass territories and give the territory instead the status of an “occupied territory”.