The head of the Ministry of internal Affairs (MIA) of Odessa region Giorgi Lortkipanidze said that in Odessa during the period of his work as "chief policeman" did not become " thieves in law ".
"I'm already 10 days since he took the office. Quite a lot of questions that need to be resolved quickly. There are drugs, corruption, crime. Before me were thieves. A half we managed to make it so that in the moment, in Odessa there are no thieves in law ", - he said on the air show " Shuster LIVE ", transmits television channel " 112 Ukraine ".
"Changing almost All key chiefs who work there. All deputies assigned to other, Changing of heads of departments and try, those who don't remake it, to change, " he said. Before Lortkipanidze ordered his subordinates to remove All equipped with weapons roadblocks at the entrance to Odessa and take the guns in the weapon room. 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 of the head of the Ministry of internal Affairs 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.