Saakashvili confirms appointment of Lortkipanidze as police chief in Odesa region

08:30, 10 June 2015

Chairman of Odesa Regional State Administration Mikheil Saakashvili has confirmed that former Georgian Deputy Interior Minister, General Gia Lortkipanidze will be appointed head of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry's Main Department in Odesa region.

Saakashvili says new police chief in Odesa region Lortkipanidze is characterized by complete moral honesty / Photo from UNIAN

Speaking at a press conference in Odesa on Tuesday evening, Saakashvili said that Lortkipanidze would be his only "import from Georgia."

According to Saakashvili, this appointment has been agreed with Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, while President Petro Poroshenko took it with understanding.

"Police in Odesa region will start working completely differently by the end of summer," he added.

Saakashvili said that Lortkipanidze, who was deputy interior minister and headed the department for the execution of sentences in Georgia, is characterized by complete moral honesty.

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