Mikheil Saakashvili accused the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko that he divided the country with the Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov in order to solve their business issues
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In an interview with “Ukrainian truth” Saakashvili said that he was mistaken in Poroshenko, who, according to him, are only interested in making money. “This man remained a banal trader. I worked in the administration of the President, and I know that most of the time Poroshenko decides in the workplace their business issues,” — said the former head of Georgia.
According to Saakashvili, Poroshenko went on a monstrous deal with Avakov in the control fields, state assets, streams at customs. “They just divided the country among themselves,” he said.
According to Saakashvili, Ukraine knew from the beginning that against him prosecuted in Georgia, but “it’s all Chale”. According to the politician Poroshenko tried to send his Ambassador to the Netherlands, and then wanted to negotiate with Georgia about whether to extradite Saakashvili in this country. However, this plan failed, because in Tbilisi in principle not interested in the return of the former President.
“I know that at the end of 2016 came Boris Gryzlov of the Minsk contact group. And Gryzlov gave him an ultimatum to Putin — I should be removed from Ukrainian politics and the governorship. Putin is very worried that I’m in Odessa. In the summer of 2016, he sent a group of the FSB, which removed all of the apartments around my residence to find dirt on me. But then they were withdrawn because the Russians received assurances that I will be removed from the post of Governor,” — said Saakashvili.
Ex-Georgian President joked that, having lost the citizenship of Ukraine, if necessary, will be living in the transit zone of Kiev Borispol airport. He stressed that at the time was a border guard and knows how to get back into the country.
Saakashvili also promised to challenge the decision to deprive him of Ukrainian citizenship. “We’ll go to the administrative court. If the administrative court does not, then go to Strasbourg to the European court of human rights”.
Poroshenko, on 26 July signed a decree on depriving Saakashvili of the citizenship of Ukraine. The cause of The deprivation of Ukrainian citizenship Saakashvili was the fact that the politician submitted false data when applying for a passport of the country.