14:41 May. 11, 2016
Zguladze steps down as Deputy Minister of Interior Affairs, but stays in Ukraine to help with reforms
The reformist of the Ukrainian corrupt traffic police Eka Zguladze decided to step down as the first Deputy Minister of Interior Affairs of Ukraine. Zguladze asked for resignation after one and a half years in the office.
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Although there was no official announcement from Zguladze, the fact was confirmed by her chief, Arsen Avakov, on May 11.
"Eka is stepping down as the first Deputy Minister. The government has satisfied her request. Sincerely: Big thanks for your job!", Avakov posted on Twitter.
1/1 Эка уходит с 1го зама. КМ принял решение по ее просьбе. Эка сделает заявление, не нужно слухов— Arsen Avakov (@AvakovArsen) May 11, 2016
Искренне: ВЕЛИКОЕ СПАСИБО за работу!
Avakov said, Zguladze was going to make an official statement some time later. Despite the resignation, she agreed to stay in Ukraine and work as a head of a group of advisors.
"Zguladze accepts my proposition and will continue to help reform the Ministry of Interior Affairs. There's so much to do!", Arsen Avakov stated.
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Former Georgian official Eka Zguladze joined the Ukrainian government in December 2014. She helped rebuild the country's notorious traffic police and introduced new patrols which regained the trust of people. Kyiv asked for her help after similar reforms were carried out in Georgia.