The head of the Odessa regional state administration has promised to respond to the demands, voiced during a rally under the building of the Odessa regional state administration on Monday.
M. Stepanov at the briefing held after the meeting, said that high profile case, the investigation which was demanded by the activists, are under his personal supervision and he will inform the public about the investigation.
In addition, M. Stepanov agreed with the idea to include a number of activists in a joint team with the police to facilitate the investigation.
However, the head of the Odessa regional state administration expressed doubt about the objectivity of activists in connection with their demand to dismiss the heads of the Prosecutor’s office of Odessa region Oleg Zhuchenko and chief of the National police in Odessa region Dmitry Golovin . According to him, the heads of the police and prosecutors are obliged to respond to the situation with crime in the region as a whole, and may not give preference in the investigation of 9 criminal cases of 16.5 thousand.
“When falls the number of crimes drops when the number of serious crimes – this is not a for you quality score work?” – outraged of M. Stepanov.
As reported, on Monday the building of the Odessa regional state administration was picketed by about 150 people. The reason for the rally was the Saturday beating of the social activist.
The protesters demanded to dismiss the heads of the power unit in the Odessa region, the resignation of the head of the Odessa regional state administration Maxim Stepanov, to investigate the situation on not allowing activists and some journalists to the session of the Odessa city Council, etc.
Almost immediately after the start of the rally, the crowd went M. Stepanov, however, his attempts at dialogue did not succeed.
An hour later M. Stepanov went back in the building yeah, but the protesters followed him. However, the police and the National guard of Ukraine on duty in yeah, not allowed to go inside. The result was a few minor scuffles.
As have informed Agency “Interfax-Ukraine” a source familiar with the underpinnings of the rally, its participants gathered people close to the former leadership of the Odessa region. According to the interlocutor, the initiators of the rally are trying to influence M. Stepanova and provoke the resignation of the head of state of Ukraine in Odessa region Dmitry Golovin, who are currently studying separate aspects of activity of the former management of the region.