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 Ex-police chief Dekanoidze claims being used as blind to hide corruption

Former Head of Ukraine's National Police Khatia Dekanoidze believes the country's leadership tried to use her and other reformers as a facade to perpetuate corruption.

She said in an interview with KyivPost, Censor.NET reports.

According to her, the Ukrainian government reformers are relegated to lower-level positions and are then used as scapegoats when reform fails.

"What this country lacks is a single-minded and tough political team that will be strongly committed to radical reform. There are so many stakeholders, and there is no single team interested in eliminating corruption," Dekanoidze said.

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She said that Ukraine contrasted sharply with her experience in Georgia under then-President Mikheil Saakashvili. There was more political will in Georgia to eradicate corruption, according to her.

"We had the luxury of having a single team," Dekanoidze said. "We had a president who made very tough decisions."

On Nov. 14, 2016, Khatia Dekanoidze announced her resignation from the post of National Police head.
 
 
 
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