Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers has accepted the resignation of Odesa governor Mikheil Saakashvili, Censor.NET reports citing 112 Ukraine.
The resignation was approved by the government as it considered the staffing issues.
The former Odesa governor declared his resignation on Nov. 7.
"I've decided to resign and start a new stage of the battle. I won't give up. I won't get tired. Just let them hope for that, and just let them try to get rid of me. I am a warrior who fights as much as he can and then as long as necessary.
"I will do everything it takes until we win a complete victory to free Ukraine from this scum, from this corrupt dirt that capitalizes on the blood of our soldiers and victims of the Euromaidan, who betrayed the idea of the Ukrainian revolution and whose only motivation is to line their own pockets, reinforce their clan and plunder Ukraine to the end," Saakashvili told an outdoor press conference streamed live on Facebook from the port of Odesa.