The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has dismissed Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Oleksandr Gogilashvili. This is reported by Interfax-Ukraine with reference to a source in the government.
"The Cabinet has dismissed Gogilashvili", - the government source said.
As previously reported, a video appeared on the Ostannia Kraplia (The Last Drop) Youtube channel, in which Gogilashvili had a row with law enforcement officers at the entrance to Donetsk region, because his car was stopped. He insulted the police and swore dirty. Later, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Denys Monastyrsky stated that he would initiate an investigation into the incident with the participation of Deputy Interior Minister Gogilashvili and his removal from office for this period. Gogilashvili himself apologized "for his excessive emotionality" and promised to facilitate the investigation of the incident at the checkpoint in the JFO zone.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky wrote on Telegram that he believes that there can be only one reaction to the incident involving Deputy Interior Minister Oleksandr Gogilashvili – dismissal.
The MIA website says that Gogilashvili was born in Georgia in 1973. In 2019, in the year of his appointment as Deputy Minister, he graduated from the Lviv University of Business and Law with a degree in Accounting and Taxation, in 2020, he graduated from the same university with a degree in Law. In 2018-2019, he worked as a social worker at the international public organization Center for Healthy Youth (Kyiv) for 11 months. That is all for his labor experience.