Odesa region`s Police Dept chief from Saakashvili team resigns

Head of the National Police Department in Ukraine`s southern Odesa region, Giorgi Lortkipanidze, has said in his Monday address to the city residents that he is leaving the post, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

”I have decided upon my own initiative to write a letter of resignation… It was an honor for me to work as police chief in Odesa region,” Lortkipanidze said.

He wished good luck to every police officer, with whom he walked along the way ”full of difficulties”.

”I believe in Odesa people and a better future for our country,” said Lortkipanidze.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov appointed Giorgi Lortkipanidze chief of the National Police Department in Odesa region June 16, 2015.

Previously, Lortkipanidze served as Georgia`s deputy interior minister and head of Georgia`s Department of Corrections.

See also: Odesa Governor Saakashvili resigns

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