The governor of the Odessa region, Maxim Stepanov, refused to leave his post, despite the corresponding decree, signed by President Poroshenko.
This Stepanov said during a briefing on April 8.
He called Poroshenko’s decree a “strange document,” which “has nothing to do with the legislation of Ukraine.”
According to the head of the Odessa Regional State Administration (RSA), the president of the country “went beyond his authority”, since he could dismiss him only on the proposal of the Cabinet of Ministers, but there is no such representation yet.
Therefore, Stepanov intends to continue to fulfill their duties.
He added that on April 5 during his visit to Odessa Poroshenko invited him to write a letter of resignation at his own request, but he refused.
Stepanov acknowledged that he is friends with the former governor of the region, Igor Palitsa, Igor Kolomoisky’s business partner. “And I don’t see anything bad in this,” the official said.
Recall that Poroshenko, by his decree, removed Maksim Stepanov from office and appointed Sergei Parashchenko as acting head of the Odessa Regional State Administration.
Apparently, now in Odessa there will be a dual power, as in Venezuela.
Recall that Maxim Stepanov headed the Odessa Regional State Administration in January 2017, replacing the former Georgian leader Poroshenko Miho Saakashvili, who fell into disgrace.
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