"George Tuka is dismissed from his post of head of the Luhansk military and civil administration," the publication reported.

In addition, the online portal, referring to an informed source, reported that Yuriy Harbuz is currently being considered as a candidate to replace Tuka at his post.

Read alsoTuka bans civil servants visiting DPR, LPR-controlled territoriesThe Public lustration committee is allegedly reviewing this question at the moment.

According to the source of RBC-Ukraine, Tuka is likely to take the post of Deputy Minister of Defense.

Meanwhile, a source in the government has told UNIAN that the Cabinet today holds a closed meeting. The newly-created government headed by Volodymyr Groysman plans to take decisions on staff appointments in the ministry.

Read alsoTuka outraged at Kremlin using Donbas children in propaganda schemesAs reported earlier, George Tuka was appointed chairman of the Luhansk regional military and civil administration on July 22, 2015.

Yuriy Harbuz is an MP, elected in constituency 114 in Luhansk region, member of the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko parliament faction.