Quemado Institute comments: The Governer of the Kiev-held part of the Donetsk Oblast Oleksandr Kikhtenko has been dismissed, with Pavlo Zhebrivskyi appointed as his replacement.
Reports were that Kikhtenko was not adequately meeting Poroshenko’s goals in the area.
Twitter source Victoria sheds some light on this, tweeting at UTC June 11: “Pavlo Zhebrivskyi, new head of Donetsk region, fought in Debaltsevo (commander of intelligence), former MP of Ukraine.” One can infer that Zhebrivskyi will act as more of a “yes man” to the authoritarian leader of the Kiev regime. While visiting so-called strongpoints in Mariupol Thursday June 11, post-coup Ukraine “president” Petro Poroshenko said that fortifications to be built on the contact line must be ready by mid-July.
He informed a news conference on June 5 that he was dissatisfied with the state of fortifications in the Kiev-held part of the Donetsk region, which is the area of responsibility of Alexander Kikhtenko, the recently dismissed Governor.
With the Minsk Agreements as fragile as they are, Dontesk People’s Republic Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko is thinking beyond this measure of peaceful reconciliation to a scenario of independence for the DPR.
Activities are scheduled to be held at several strongpoints.
Kiev regime leader Petro Poroshenko has appointed Pavlo Zhebrivskyi the new Governor of the Ukraine-held region of the Donetsk Oblast, replacing Oleksandr Kikhtenko, who was dismissed on the grounds of “inappropriate fulfillment of his duties.” Source: Ukraine Today report / edited by Quemado Institute / June 11, 2015 / President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has arrived in Mariupol.