Northern Luhansk Oblast under control, government says


Kostyantyn Mateychenko, new head of Krasnolymansk RDA

The northern Luhansk Oblast and the city of Krasnyy Lyman have been fully cleared of terrorists, the head of the presidential administration Serhiy Pashynskyy announced at a press briefing on June 5, as reported by Ukrainska Pravda.

According to Pashynskyy, the “first huge success” was fully clearing the city of Krasnyy Lyman of terrorists.

“This afternoon in Krasnyy Lyman there will be a civil administration that will begin to rebuild life,” he said. “We also have fully localized the situation in northern Luhansk Oblast, especially in 9 districts of Luhansk Oblast, which are completely under the control of Ukrainian state,” he said.

Meanwhile, acting President Oleksandr Turchynov has appointed Kostyantyn Mateychenko as acting chairman of the Krasnolymansk  District State Administration (RDA) in the Donetsk Oblast, as stated in his decree “On the measure to create the Kransolymansk RDA in the Donetsk Oblast.”

The Cabinet of Ministers was asked to prepare and submit for review by the Verkhovna Rada the proposal to cancel the decision to merge the Krasnolymansk city and district councils. The decree states that it was issued in order to strengthen the protection of livelihood, law, and order on the territory of the Krasnolymansk district.

Mateychenko was born in Kostyantynivka  in the Donetsk Oblast. From 1991 to 1998 he held various posts, ranging from platoon commander to deputy commander of the AO623 military unit of the Artemivsk mechanized division. From 2002 to 2010 he held the post of village head of the Pokrovske village in the Artemivsk district.

Translation: Anna Mostovych


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