The new head of the Odessa regional police Giorgi Lortkipanidze ordered his subordinates to remove all equipped with weapons roadblocks at the entrance to Odessa and take the guns in the weapon room, informs on the last working day of the week, the press service of the main Directorate of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine in Odessa region.
16th June the chief of the police Department in Odessa region became the General of Georgia Giorgi Lortkipanidze. On Tuesday, he was shown to the staff of the main Directorate of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine in Odessa region.
"as head of the Odessa Central Board I am only 3 days and I see that here a lot of things need to change and do. At the moment, is totally corrupt, and the police officers who patrol the streets with guns, and roadblocks at the entrances to the city cause Residents concern. Citizens may fear law enforcement, they need to trust the police to respect the law, for this reason, one of my first requirements is to remove the roadblocks and take the guns to the Armory ", - quotes the head of the regional police press service his Department.
Lortkipanidze was the Deputy head of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Georgia during the presidency of Mikhail Saakashvili, who may 30, was appointed the Odessa Governor. Saakashvili said that he is planning a complete upgrade of power in the area and wants to fire the heads 24 of the 27 districts.