: Reformist of Ukraine's police Eka Zguladze decides to resign

14:41 May. 11, 2016

Reformist of Ukraine's police Eka Zguladze decides to resign

Eka Zguladze introduces new traffic police in the city of Zaporizhia (UNIAN Photo)

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.

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. 

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