"Yes, this information is true," he said.
It was reported earlier that Taruta is running for the Verkhovna Rada in one of the districts of Mariupol. He was appointed chairman of the regional administration in March.
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Earlier, a number of news media reported about Taruta's dismissal. Reportedly, the new head of Donetsk Regional State Administration will be introduced by President Poroshenko in a few hours in Kramatorsk.
Advisor to the President Yurii Lutsenko said earlier that in the near future Ukrainian president will appoint a new head of the Donetsk Regional State Administration. According to sources of ZN.UA, the most likely candidate for the post of the Donetsk region governor is General Oleksander Kikhtenko, the first number in the Syla i Chest (Strength and Honor) Party, which head Ihor Smeshko was earlier appointed advisor to the President - Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Intelligence.