May 30, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko officially presented in Odessa the new governor of the region – Mikheil Saakashvili, former Georgian president, who once fought the war with Russia and is now pro-western exile of his country.
The fears have been long and serious that Moscow is interested in the strategic Odessa Region and might proceed to capture the city. According to Petro Poroshenko, the appointment of “his and Ukraine’s old friend”, who is in love with Odessa, is aimed at strengthening the region.
This appointment, however, will become an interesting experiment, whether a person from outside known for successful fighting corruption in his own country, be able to cope with this phenomenon in Ukraine.
“There are two wars in Ukraine: one with Russia’s aggression and another with corruption, for fair and independent courts and police, honest customs and decentralization”, Petro Poroshenko said during presentation of the new governor.