Poroshenko to personally introduce Saakashvili as Odesa region governor on Saturday – source

23:55, 29 May 2015

The introduction of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili (2004-2007) as new head of Odesa Regional State Administration in the city of Odesa is scheduled for Saturday, May 30.

The introduction of Mikheil Saakashvili as Odesa region's governor scheduled for May 30 / Photo from UNIAN

This became known on Friday evening, Odesa Regional Administration Press Secretary Mykola Pokrovsky told UNIAN.

As UNIAN learnt from other sources, the new governor will be represented by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in person.

The incumbent Odesa governor, Ihor Palytsia, was appointed to his office on May 6, 2014, by the then acting President of Ukraine and Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Turchynov.

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