PM against Moskal's resignation, wants to see him, Zakarpattia customs chief next week
Ukraine's Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman does not intend to meet the request of the head of Zakarpattia Regional State Administration Hennadiy Moskal about the latter's resignation request because of the situation in the Zakarpattia customs office. The prime minister said he would meet meet with the governor in the presence of region's top customs officials next week.
According to the report, published on Groysman's Facebook page on Friday, top Zakarpattia customs officials will be appointed on a competitive basis. "I won't allow anyone to speak to me in the language of ultimatums. Hennadiy Hennadiyovych [Moskal], despite your request, I am not going to ask for your dismissal. There is a lot of work to be done, which we will do hopefully together. Let's lay a new tradition and appoint top officials in the customs service based on open competitions, with the participation of non-governmental organizations. And let's start this tradition with the Zakarpattia customs office," the prime minister said.
Groysman also promised to ask the Security Service of Ukraine and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau to probe the allegations made by Moskal.