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 the press service 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 its words of RIA "news" referring to the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry.
eleven June, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree on recognition of the citizen of Ukraine native of Georgia Giorgi Lortkipanidze, who was appointed Governor of Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili has promised the position of head of regional militia. June 9, the New Governor of Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili confirmed the appointment to the post of head of the interior Ministry of Ukraine in Odessa region, former Deputy head of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Georgia, Giya Lordkipanidze. The day before the Ukrainian media referring to a source in law enforcement bodies of Odessa region reported that the chief of the Odessa regional Department of the Ministry of internal Affairs will be appointed a former Deputy head of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Georgia, Giya Lordkipanidze. Remember, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko promised in conjunction with the new Odessa Governor Mikhail Saakashvili to "restore order" in the field. At the end of may, Poroshenko has granted former President of Georgia Ukrainian citizenship and legally said of his appointment Odessa Governor. In the Parliament of Georgia has called the appointment of Saakashvili Governor of Odessa region by a mistake of the Ukrainian authorities. At home, Saakashvili declared wanted. The accusations against him in several criminal cases, as well as among them of embezzlement 5 million dollars of public funds for personal needs. In February, the Chief Prosecutor's office of Georgia appealed to the Ukrainian colleagues with the request for extradition of Saakashvili, but was refused.