In the administration of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the decision of Mikhail Saakashvili to resign from the post of head of the Odessa region became the country's leadership by surprise.
RT source in the administration Poroshenko noticed that all the "in shock" from unexpected Saakashvili's statement. On the first day of the week Saakashvili announced the decision to resign as head of the Odessa region. His decision was motivated by the fact that the Ukrainian authorities do not want to fight with illegal activities of officials. According to his statement, despite the replacement of power in Ukraine, the country's rampant corruption and " looting and plunder ". He said that the "last straw" for him was the publication of electronic declarations on the income of bureaucrats. Saakashvili also criticized the charges, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in the patronage of a criminal "clans" in the field. Saakashvili was appointed on the post of head of the Odessa region on 30 may 2015. The initiative of his appointment belonged to Poroshenko. The head said that has high hopes for Saakashvili, as well as among them in the battle against illegal activity of officials in the region.