Odessa region was without the head of administration for more than two months.
Oleg Kiper has been appointed head of the Odessa Regional Military Administration. Now he heads the prosecutor’s office in Kyiv.
Taras Melnichuk, permanent representative of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, announced this.
“The appointment of Kiper Oleg Alexandrovich as the chairman of the Odessa Regional State Administration has been agreed,” Melnichuk said.
Note that the Odessa region was without the head of the administration for more than two months. Prior to that, it was headed by Maxim Marchenko.
Who is Oleg Kiper
According to information from open sources, Oleg Kiper, born in 1980, is a native of the Odessa region.
He worked as an investigator of the Kotov inter-district prosecutor’s office of the Odessa region, held a position in the department of the Prosecutor General’s Office, was the head of the prosecutor’s office of the Ivano-Frankivsk region, and the like. During the time of Yanukovych, he was deputy head of the Main Investigation Department of the GPU, where he was appointed by the then Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka.
On October 24, 2014, Kiper was lustred, but on September 11, 2019, the Kyiv District Administrative Court returned the position of senior prosecutor of the Main Supervision Department to him, calling the lustration groundless. The court also ordered the GPU to exclude Kiper from the register of lustred persons of the Ministry of Justice and pay him UAH 805,000 for “forced absenteeism.”
From June 9, 2020 – Deputy Prosecutor of Kyiv, and from July 27 – Prosecutor of Kyiv.
In addition, it is known that Kiper participated in the show “Battle for a new nose” in 2020.
Personnel changes in Odesa OVA
Recall that on March 1, 2022, President Volodymyr Zelensky appointed Colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Maxim Marchenko, who replaced Serhiy Grinevetsky, as head of the Odesa Regional Military District.
Marchenko – a participant in the Russian-Ukrainian war, was the commander of the 24th separate assault battalion “Aidar”, the deputy commander of the 92nd separate mechanized brigade, and the like.
On March 14, 2023, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine agreed on the dismissal of three heads of regional state administrations at once: Serhiy Gaidai – from the post of head of the Luhansk regional state administration, Maxim Marchenko – from the post of head of the Odessa regional police department, Serhiy Gamaly – Khmelnitsky regional police department.