18.06.2015 Russian

Governor Saakashvili: Odessa Knows that Smuggling Is Sheltered By SSU

Odessa is quite aware that smuggling is a protection racket of many Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) representatives. It was announced by the head of the Regional State Administration (RSA) Mikhail Saakashvili.

The politician in his Facebook page wrote: I think that SSU should start fighting corruption from its own ranks. Quite vivid became the symptoms of the increased influence of oligarchs on the Service which by definition should be absolutely free from this sort of influence, the Governor stressed.

He added: It is decent people in SSU who are definitely not rare on whom we look to for help in cleansing their own Service and at the same time attending to corruption in Prosecutor's office, militia, fiscal bodies.

According to RSA head, we can only state that political statements that have become more frequent of late are not followed by real steps. That is why we need new people and new approaches to break this vicious circle.

In this manner M. Saakashvili commented sending to Odessa a SSU task force - to fight corruption.

It needs to be added that today the Supeme Rada deputies have voted for resignation of the SSU head Valentin Nalivaichenko.


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