President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, who on Saturday fired head of the Luhansk Regional State Administration Vitaliy Komarnytsky and appointed Serhiy Haidai his successor, has explained his move.

The president says he was not satisfied with the former official's pace in office, that's according to a video report released by the President's Office following the Ukrainian leader's visit to the settlement of Zolote in the disengagement area in Donbas, Ukrainian Pravda reports.

"We have Serhiy Haidai our new chairman of the Luhansk Regional State Administration. I'd like thank the governor who was here before him. He didn't stay here for long, since with all due respect, we had agreed that we needed to do some things, other than words, and to them very quickly. He's not very fast, let's put it this way. I believe and hope that you will stay here longer," the head of state said, addressing the new governor.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, on Oct 25, President Volodymyr Zelensky appointed Serhiy Haidai chairman of the Luhansk Regional State Administration. By another decree, the president dismissed from the said post Vitaliy Komarnytsky.