Donetsk, August 4 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Andriy Fedoruk of the Regions Party has been elected the chairman of Donetsk Regional Council.
A total of 124 deputies voted for Fedoruk in a secret ballot at a council session on Thursday. Five deputies voted against, and two abstained.
Fedoruk was the only candidate for this post. He was nominated by Donetsk regional governor Andriy Shyshatsky, who was dismissed as the chairman of Donetsk Regional Council the same day.
As reported, on July 12, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych appointed chairman of Donetsk Regional Council Andriy Shyshatsky as head of Donetsk Regional Administration.
Since July 13, Fedoruk has acted as the head of Donetsk Regional Council.
Fedoruk, born 1968, is a member of the Regions Party.
The Kyiv Post is disabling its online comment section due to an increase in trolls, violent comments and other personal attacks. Other news organizations worldwide have taken similar steps for the same reasons. The Kyiv Post regrets having to take this action. The newspaper believes in a robust public debate, but the discussion must be constructive and intelligent. For the time being, the Kyiv Post will allow comments on its moderated Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/kyivpost/.
The newspaper will consider hosting online comments again when circumstances allow.
Thank you from the Kyiv Post.
Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the
www.kyivpost.com material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials
contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior
written permission of Public Media at email@example.com
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal
use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of