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An adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister and the former head of the counter-narcotics department at the ministry, Ilya Kiva, openly admitted being a “sexist in the direct sense of the word” in an interview with 112 TV channel on Jan 1.

During his interview, Kiva explained why he was fired in May, 2016 from his position as head of the narcotics department under Khatia Dekanoidze, who herself quit as head of the National Police of Ukraine in November 2016.

“I had a conflict with Dekanoidze. No, I admire her as a beautiful woman, probably a good mother. I just can’t stand a female superior,” Kiva said on Jan.1.

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In Ukraine, more than in most other countries, its women have come forward to take up responsibilities, hardships, and dangers that would normally be characterized as "man's" work, while some of the men - husbands and fathers - find refuge in alcohol. Fate has dealt Ukraine a difficult hand and women have risen to it.....though most would prefer a different life and a more suitable, natural and traditional division of responsibilities and burdens with the men in their lives.

Kiva is simply wrong and entitled to his erroneous views, but not in a position of public trust.

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