The head of the Odessa regional state administration Mikhail Saakashvili claims to have renounced the protection of the security service of Ukraine after the establishment of spying on him.
«Due to the fact that I was definitely known that the beholder of the SBU Danilenko himself has hired two groups to conduct surveillance, with the participation of the SBU resource for me and my staff, I was forced to abandon the protection of the SBU, although very grateful to the guys who accompanied me,» wrote Saakashvili on his page on the social network Facebook on Thursday.
According to him, surveillance was established after the blocking of the individual members of the security services sources of corrupt income.
«After we closed Sbushnikam their traditional sources of corrupt income in Odessa, including customs, nuts smuggling, illegal gambling, currency exchange, smuggling of cigarettes and other predatory schemes, they decided to declare war on us. First Deputy head of the SBU Dancin caused in Kiev the head of the SBU in Odessa Batrakova and made him do the «Saakashvili project», which among others include the citizens service Centre and an open customs area, which is in the process of creating,» — said the head of regional administration.
«And yesterday, the SBU raided in Illichivsk the police to release the arrested for robbery, repeatedly convicted citizen. The «Alfa» put a wall of police officers and stated that, according to them, the police illegally detained the bandit and subjected him to torture, which are usually complete fiction. Today I informed the President about the unlawful actions of the subordinate body directly and openly are going to respond to all cases of blackmail and self-will,» — said Saakashvili.
Recall that in late January the Office of state security withdrew their protection of the Minister of economic development and trade of Ukraine of Aivaras Abromavicius. On 3 February, declaring for resignation, he called the measure «designed to paralyze the reform work».
On the eve of the resignation Abromavicius met with Saakashvili.
Saakashvili told why he refused the protection of SBU 18.02.2016