National Police Head Khatia Dekanoidze said she regrets the resignation of Giorgi Lortkipanidze, who led Police department in the Odesa region. She stated this at the briefing, which was broadcast by 112 Ukraine TV Channel.
“It was a personal decision of Mr. Lortkipanidze. Giorgi was an honest cop, and, of course, it is always sad when honest cops leave their post. We are grateful for his work. As for the other areas, it was personal decision of Mr. Lortkipanidze, which I knew in advance”, Khatia said.
“Of course, there always are problems. I want to say about the first problem that existed in Odesa. Odesa, unfortunately, was the first, where a lot of personnel after the certification were dismissed, because of the risk of corruption. We understood the systematic performance, which lasted for 2, 3, 4 years, and we understand that the police can never occupy the middle ground. 25% of personnel in Odesa region National Police Department are representatives of the Criminal Investigation Department and others. It was a challenge, and Mr. Lordkipanidze and I talked about this several times", Dekanoidze added.
She also noted that the new head of the National Police in Odesa region will be named in the near future.
Recall that earlier Odesa region’s Head of the Main Directorate of the National Police Giorgi Lortkipanidze announced about his resignation.