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Ukraine's Deputy Minister for temporarily occupied areas and internally displaced persons Yuriy Hrymchak says Eka Zguladze, who was invited from Georgia to work in Ukraine as First Deputy Interior Minister, gave up Ukrainian citizenship and became a Georgian citizen again.

Read alsoCabinet posts endorsement of Zguladze's resignation"As far as I know, after her term as police chief here was over, Eka Zguladze gave up Ukrainian citizenship and became a citizen of Georgia again, having applied to the relevant authorities there. And today she is no longer a Ukrainian citizen but a Georgian citizen," he told Ukrainian TV Channel 5.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov tweeted on May 11, 2016, that First Deputy Interior Minister Eka Zguladze had decided to resign.

Yet, he said, Zguladze accepted his proposal to lead an ad hoc group of advisers to the interior minister and would continue the reform of Ukraine's law enforcement system.

UNIAN memo. The Cabinet of Ministers appointed Zguladze, who worked as deputy interior minister in Georgia from 2006 to 2012, as Ukraine's First Deputy Minister of Interior Affairs on December 17, 2014.