16.06.2015 Russian

Georgian General Presented as Odessa Militia Head

Today in Odessa Minister of Interior Affairs(MIA) of Ukraine Arsen Avakov presented to the managing staff of the militia regional department its new head - the 47-year-old Giorgi Lortkipanidze.

A reminder: the former Georgian MIA deputy head has received Ukrainian citizenship the previous week.

According to Avakov, the new head of the Regional State Administration - ex-President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili - suggested playing as a team and invited Giorgi Lortkipanidze with great experience of work in Georgia.

Deputy Minister of Interior Affairs of Ukraine Eka Zguladze who used to work together with G. Lortkipanidze characterized her colleague as a highly professional, qualified specialist and principled leader. I've known him over 15 years and didn't want him to be appointed to this post, the official said. - Giya has gone through hell, war, terror, and much more, and deserved a relaxing stay. But Giya is also the one with whom you can build peaceful existence either.

As to the previous head of MIA department - Ivan Katerinchuk (was appointed in early May last year), he will become the head of the Autonomous Republic Crimea Directorate.

Photo from the site of the Main Directorate of MIA in Odessa region.

Vikna-Odessa


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