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Mykolaiv police chiefs move to Odessa

It appears Giya Lordkipanidze, one time Deputy Interior Minister in Georgia, and now Odessa Oblast Police Chief, will imminently have a new set of department heads for the Oblast and the city. 704 more words

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FBI to train 50 police in Odessa

According to Governor Saakashvili (and not unsurprisingly if true), the Oblast and the FBI have reached agreement upon training 50 police officers.

These 50 police officers will be trained separately from the rest of the Oblast police – necessarily so, for detective training, if done properly, is a very intense and fairly long course that concentrates upon specific areas of policing rather than traffic or general policing. 643 more words

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Igor Shevchenko joins the Saakashvili team in Odessa

On 2nd July, the Rada voted with 235 votes in favour, to dismiss then Ministry of Ecology & Natural Resources of Ukraine, Igor Shevchenko.

Upon his dismissal Mr Shevchenko stated that he was considering running for Mayor in the local elections, due in late October, in either Kyiv or Odessa. 499 more words

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"Ins" and "outs" amongst the circles of the Russian "enlightened" - Odessa

Yesterday saw two occurrences in Odessa.

The first, a known unknown.  That being the declaration persona non grata of Valeriy Shibeko, acting Consul General of the Russian Federation in Odessa. 637 more words

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Structure and sustainability - A Saakashvili (and Ukraine) problem

As the arrival of Mr Saakashvili has turned both domestic and international eyes toward Odessa, and the truly gargantuan task he has taken on in reforming the Oblast – very much as a microcosm of Ukraine in many ways (although every Oblast presents unique yet entrenched issues too), whatever appears in this entry, can by and large, be seen as a wider issue for the nation. 1,499 more words

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Political expediency at the expense of (future) rule of law - Odessa

Not that long ago this entry was published relating to the new “Police” in Kyiv.

All those points hold true, as for your author it is very much home turf.   1,126 more words

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One side of the conversation - Odessa reforms

Unusually for this blog, one side of a conversation held with a visiting diplomatic corps is going to be summarised for public consumption, rather than the usual carefully selected parts that are always subjected to the Chatham House Rule, if anything that is said is mentioned at all. 1,100 more words

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