Petro Poroshenko has appointed Maria Gaidar, his adviser
Maria Gaidar was Deputy Governor of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili.
KIEV, April 5. /TASS/. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has appointed his adviser 34-year-old Maria Gaidar, the Deputy of the Odessa regional Council from the party “Block of Petro Poroshenko”. This was reported by the press service of the head of state.
“To appoint Gaidar Maria Yegorovna Advisor to the President of Ukraine (out of state)”, — the document says.
According to the press service, the decree the President signed on March 28.
Maria Gaidar was invited to work in July 2015, the Governor of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili, she became his Deputy. August 4, 2015 Poroshenko has signed the decree about getting Gaidar Ukrainian citizenship and handed her a new passport. However, in may 2016, Gaidar had to resign from the post of Vice-Governor since she at that time was still a citizen of Russia, and under the new law, officials can not have another nationality other than Ukrainian. But Gaidar remained a Deputy of the Odessa regional Council, which was elected in 2015.
Earlier, the interior Ministry reported that the office received a petition from Maria Gaidar, in which she reported about the desire to leave the Russian citizenship. Gaidar explained his intention to “admission to citizenship of Ukraine and the unwillingness to live and work in Russia.”