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 Military-civilian administrations to be formed in liberated cities, President says

President Petro Poroshenko has informed the representatives of factions of the Verkhovna Rada coalition on the results of the NSDC meeting of January 25.

The NSDC has suggested amendments to the legislation aimed at the establishment of military-civilian administrations in the inhabited localities of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. "This will let us resolve the issue of absence of authorities in the liberated territories, when all deputies of local councils, who supported separatist positions and committed crimes, have absconded from justice," the head of state noted, Censor.NET reports citimg the press service.

"That is why military-civilian administrations will perform the local government functions until the election of competent representative authorities," Petro Poroshenko has informed. According to him, not only militaries, but also civilians with managerial experience can be appointed. The main criterion is the capability of being responsible for the solution of security and humanitarian problems of people in the liberated territories.

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Petro Poroshenko has stressed that the humanitarian situation was especially complicated in the areas severely affected by constant shelling.

The security of important infrastructure facilities in eastern and southern regions must be increased, particularly in Kharkiv, Odesa, Kherson, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya, Mykolaiv, Donetsk and Luhansk regions

Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who was also present at the meeting, has informed on the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers to impose emergency rule in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The Government has also upgraded the regime of response to the emergencies all over Ukraine up to the "full readiness".

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The Prime Minister has informed that the inventory of all objects of civilian protection had been initiated that day. According to the preliminary audit, held over the past two months, half of them are not prepared to take people. One of the reasons - the lack of funding - is planned to be solved at the cost of the reserve fund of the Government. "The main reason is that nobody cared about this in the last 20 years," the Prime Minister said.

The meeting was also attended by Chairman of Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Hroisman, NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov, faction leaders of Poroshenko Bloc Yurii Lutsenko, Batkivshchyna Yulia Tymoshenko, Radical Party Oleh Liashko, Samopomich Oleh Bereziuk and First Deputy Head of the People's Front Andrii Teterev.

 
 
 
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