Odesa State Administrator: BREAKING: Saakashvili announces resignation as Odesa Governor

11:26 Oct. 15, 2016

BREAKING: Saakashvili announces resignation as Odesa Governor

Mikheil Saakashvili Governor of Odessa, Ukraine (GettyImages Photo)

Micheil Saakashvili announced he is leaving his position as Odesa Regional State Administrator and starts a new period of fight

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Micheil Saakashvili has announced that he wants to resign, explaining that his decision was a difficult situation in Odesa. According to Saakashvili's words, the president supports two gangs in the city, and the region is surrendered not just to kleptocrats, but to Ukraine's enemies. 

The Administrator explained that he was shocked by e-declarations of local civil servants, where they showed millions and then asked for financial help. 

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"I have decided to resign and start a new period of fighting. I will not throw up my hands, I will not tire, they cannot hope to get rid of me", said Saakashvili at a briefing. 

Saakashvili has been a State Administrator of Odesa since May od 2015. 

Odesa region police chief Giorgi Lortkipanidze also resigned today. Commenting on his decision, Saakashvili said: "now corruptionists and rascals of all stripes can celebrate their victory". 

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