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 "I hope government will support his decision," - Poroshenko on Saakashvili's resignation

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko says the decision of Odesa governor Mikheil Saakashvili to resign and shift to the opposition is possible in a democratic state.

"We live in a democratic state, and if he decided to start a political campaign in the opposition field... I hope tomorrow the government will support his resignation from the post of governor as long as he decided to engage in politics," he told reporters after talks with President of Slovenia Borut Pahor, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

He recalled that a number of prominent Georgians were once invited to Ukraine to implement reforms.

"Some of them continue successfully working in the government. For example, National Police chief Khatia Dekanoidze, Uglava [Deputy Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine Gizo Uglava - ed.] and many others. Some have decided to change the orbit and do politics in Ukraine after losing elections in Georgia," the president said.

Watch more: "The fight is just beginning," - Saakashvili's key gains as Odesa governor. VIDEO

On Monday, Nov. 7, Head of the Odesa Regional State Administration Mikheil Saakashvili announced his resignation amidst complaints that he was tired of constant deception and corruption, including on the part of Ukrainian senior officials.
 
 
 
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