Censor.NET Chief Editor Yurii Butusov wrote in his blog.
"The appointment of Khatia Dekanoidze as the director of National police raises a lot of questions. It's not some kind of functional position. So why wasn't a Ukrainian citizen appointed to one of the highest posts in the hierarchy of the law enforcement agencies?" he asked.
He still has no doubt in the official's professionalism.
"Khatia has been engaged in the reform of the Interior Ministry as an adviser to the interior minister for a year. She actually showed her efficiency and effectiveness as an expert, and made a great contribution to the reform of the police patrol, from which the restructuring of Avakov's ministry began. She really is an expert. Khatia is a worthy candidate, and her professional qualities are out of question," Butusov continued.
However, he thinks that the post presupposes political and moral responsibility to the society.
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According to him, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov suggested two candidates for the position: Oleksandr Fatsevych and Volodymyr Troian.
"Troian seemed the preferred choice. He is the only head of the regional administration who was not involved with the current militia clans and mafia groups. The first year of his work in the field has shown the most notable structural changes compared with other areas. Thus, he had significant experience, while Fatsevych had no experience", Butusov wrote.
"However, I would not dramatize the situation. On the other hand, Fatsevych and Troian remain in the team, and will be able to express themselves in terms of the reform. I hope that the leadership of the regional police departments and central boards will include other new faces. It is at this level that there is a need for change. Yet, political leaders should understand that one cannot change the country without major personnel work," he concluded.
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