So will Sharanych take part in the competition?
Serhiy Sharanych, on behalf of the Minister of the Internal Affairs, is ready to take part in the competition for the office of the regional police chief - the PR Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Office in Transcarpathian region informed.
They write: "At the initiative of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, the Ministry of Internal Affairs introduced an innovation - approval of candidates for managerial positions in the regional police offices by local communities."
Actually, competitions were initiated by communities themselves, who did not agree with secretive appointments of police chiefs in regions. Thus, in Uzhgorod activists achieved the resignation of Vasyl Turday appointed by Avakov despite involvement in scandalous cases and corruption. Avakov even apologized for the mistake and said that he would appoint officials only by agreement.
However, he appointed Serhiy Sharanych as the head of the police office in Transcarpathia. The community is dissatisfied again - not with the candidacy itself, but with the manner of appointment. This was also stated at the rally.
The main demand of the community is to appoint heads of regional police offices by competition. And now the police management report that they are ready for it.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs wrote "As a result of joint work, they have already elected the head of Ternopil police, where the opinion of the Personnel Commission and that of the public coincided. In Lviv, they have agreed on three candidates, from among whom the community will elect the chief of the police. Currently, they have announced similar competition in Rivne, Ivano-Frankivsk and Kirovograd regions."
The PR Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Office in Transcarpathian region informed: "As for the future work as the head of the police, Colonel Sharanych said that he was willing to take part in the competition to fill the post of the Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Office in Transcarpathians, if it will be announced by the Ministry of Internal Affairs."
So, currently there are no specifics. Recall the demand to Avakov to announce the competition in Transcarpathia is valid, and if it is not fulfilled, there may be strict actions, even blocking the office.