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The candidacy of the new Chairman of the Odessa regional state administration will be determined at the competition. This was stated by President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky during his working trip to the region, according to the website of the President.
“We had a very good experience in the Lviv region. And I can’t risk in Odessa. We will hold a contest. A very responsible mission. Don’t want you, the residents of Odessa, to sum up,” said Zelensky.
During the visit to Odessa, he also got acquainted with the work of the seaport. It turned out that his income and net profit over the past three years fell by 16 times. In addition, the port has lost about 15 percent of the traffic. One of the reasons for this situation called smuggling, the level of losses which is approximately one million dollars (25.5 million USD) per day.
In June the former Governor of the region Mikhail Saakashvili accused the mayor of Odessa Gennady Trukhanov and his entourage of corruption and called them medieval banderlog. In addition, the Georgian politician has threatened the head of the city anti-corruption forces.
While Saakashvili is in 2017, stated that he is not against to become the mayor of Odessa. “I really want to raise Odessa. But Odessa can be lifted only by changing all the rules of the game,” he argued.
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