17:51 03.10.2014

Poroshenko to dismiss head of State Border Service Lytvyn as part of reorganization

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Poroshenko to dismiss head of State Border Service Lytvyn as part of reorganization

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said he decided to dismiss Mykola Lytvyn from the post of the head of the State Border Service as part of the reorganization of the agency.

"We are holding the reorganization of the Border Service, and I made this decision. This is my responsibility and I have decided to dismiss Mykola Lytvyn from the Armed Forces," the president said at a press conference in Lviv on Friday.

As reported, on the night of June 13 a meeting of Maidan activists with Lytvyn took place in the administration of the State Border Service, as the result of which, according to activists, the border service's chief wrote a letter of resignation. This happened after the activists held a rally outside the building of the State Border Service in Kyiv expressing their dissatisfaction with the work of the agency's leadership.

After this, Maidan activists demanded the Ukrainian president should dismiss Lytvyn from his post and start an investigation against him.

However, Lytvyn continued to work as head the State Border Service.

Lytvyn, born in 1961, has headed the State Border Service since 2003. He also served as the chairman of the State Committee for State Border - Commander of Border Troops from November 2001. Prior to that, he shortly was a commanded of the Interior Troops of Ukraine, and also served in the National Guard of Ukraine.

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