Chief cop resigns: BREAKING: Ukraine's National Police Chief resigns (UPDATE)

15:43 Nov. 14, 2016

BREAKING: Ukraine's National Police Chief resigns (UPDATE)

Khatia Dekanoidze (photo from her Facebook)

Interior minister accepted the resignation of Khatia Dekanoidze 

One more of 'Georgian reformists,' chief of National Police of Ukraine Khatia Dekanoidze, has submitted a letter of resignation. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has already accepted her resignation and wrote respective post on Facebook.

"On November 4, 2015 Khatia Dekanoidze was appointed a Chief of the National Police of Ukraine by the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. On November 11, 2016 Khatia Dekanoidze house gave me the resignation letter. It's only a year – but large and difficult path, effective teamwork, considerable contribution to the reform of the Interior Ministry. It was a difficult, but very important step, which will remain in the history of the Ukrainian Police. I am glad that we had with us an effective manager and supporter – Khatia Dekanoidze. I respect the decision of the Khatia to begin a new phase of her life and wish her success! I'm grateful Khatia for common work and tests we faced together!" Minister wrote.

UPDATE: Khatia Dekanoidze also commented her resignation. 

"As promised, during the year I created a foundation for the development of the new National Police and remained faithful to you and your interests until the last minute of my work. My function is executed. But, unfortunately, my will and powers were insufficient to implement the changes. That's why I declare my resignation. And I consider it's necessary to have an open and transparent competition for the post of the new head of Ukraine's National Police as soon as possible," Dekanoidze wrote on Facebook.

Last week the most known of 'Georgian reformists', ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili announced resignation as Odesa Governor. He accused Poroshenko of corruption support. His resignation already passed by the Cabinet and  signed by President. Today one more Saakashvili's ally also steps down

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