Ukraine's government has hired a number of foreigners to head government agencies, ministries and even an entire region in the hopes that their status as outsiders will make them less susceptible to the temptation to award contracts to their best friends.
VICE Newsreports, telling the story of Georgian governor for Ukraine's Odesa region, as cited byCensor.NET.
In the port of Odesa, Mikheil Saakashvili has been appointed governor of the city and the surrounding region. Saakashvili was once the president of Georgia, but fled the country when a new government pressed charges of corruption against him. VICE News' Simon Ostrovsky spent a day with with the president-turned-governor to find out how he was handling his new job.