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Transcarpathian governor to resume duties 11 May

The head of the Transcarpathian customs retains his job.

Transcarpathian governor to resume duties 11 May

Transcarpathian regional administration head Hennadiy Moskal has said he will resume his duties on 11 May following his meeting with President Petro Poroshenko on 7 May. Earlier, Moskal considered resignation after the chief of the customs office of his border region was appointed without his knowledge.

"I had a constructive meeting with the head of the Transcarpathian regional state administration, Hennadiy Moskal. He will continue implementing my programme on decentralization and resolutely fight against smuggling in Transcarpathian Region," Poroshenko said on Facebook.

The head of state said that Moskal supported the idea of equipping customs offices with special scanners and spending part of revenues from customs duties on regional infrastructure projects.

"Transcarpathian customs chief Volodymyr Kolesnykov was discharged from hospital and is now back to work. As agreed at the meeting with President Petro Poroshenko, I am returning from a short holiday to resume my duties as the chairman of regional state administration on Wednesday, 11 May," Moskal's website reads.

On 6 May, Hennadiy Moskal asked Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman to initiate his dismissal after the recent appointment of the acting chief of the Transcarpathian customs office had not been coordinated with him.