Michael Saakashvilithe: RIA Novosti
The ex-President of Georgia and former Governor of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili said he intends to return to Ukraine, but does not claim to public office. He told about it in interview to TV channel “Belsat”.
Saakashvili said that waiting for the official inauguration of the newly elected President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to get back Ukrainian citizenship. The politician believes that the Ukrainian was stripped of his passport is illegal, and out of the country “thrown by a bandit”.
The former head of Odessa region declared that he did not aspire to any public office in the new administration, however, intends to help the team Zelensky advice. In addition, he plans to train a new generation of Ukrainian politicians. “I’ll come back to policy — it’s up to the people of Ukraine”, — he said.
Saakashvili said that major plans for the future of his political career, he connects with Georgia. He shared his initiatives for the consolidation of Georgian migrants, which plans to hold a big Convention in Munich. “I think Georgia must be saved. We will save Georgia, we will again remove Georgia on track for rapid development,” said the politician.
“I will go to Kiev, I will definitely be present in Kiev, as well as after that be sure to go to Georgia, to Tbilisi,” — he concluded.
In March Saakashvili was planning to be in Ukraine April 1 — the day after the first round of the presidential election. According to him, he took a ticket number since it was confident that incumbent President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will take place in the second round of elections.
In may 2015, Poroshenko appointed Saakashvili, Chairman of the Odessa regional state administration, a position the former President of Georgia took a year and a half. In the summer of 2017, Poroshenko has deprived Saakashvili to the point of being in opposition to the head of state, Ukrainian citizens, that did not stop the ex-President of Georgia in September to break into the territory of Ukraine and to demand the resignation of Poroshenko. In February 2018, the Ukrainian intelligence services detained Saakashvili, expelled it from the territory of Ukraine and banned him from entering the country until 2021.
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