Michael Saakashvilithe: Vitaly ANEC / RIA Novosti
The former Governor of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili compared Ukraine with the suburb of the Nigerian city of Lagos. This statement he made on radio “NV”, the recording of which is available on YouTube.
The reason for the comparison was the state of the Ukrainian infrastructure, with the criticism which was made by former Georgian President. According to Saakashvili, it is a shame for Ukraine, because she looks “like a third world country”.
As an example, he cited Nigeria as the most corrupt, according to him, the country and the world that Ukraine, said Saakashvili are very similar. However, he noted that the Ukrainians — hardworking and energetic people, and their country should not look “as subsahara Africa.” “Isn’t our dream was to be like a suburb of Lagos?” — it asked a question.
On 13 June it became known that Saakashvili and his party “movement new forces” will take part in the elections to the Verkhovna Rada. According to the politician, his candidacy meets the requirements of the legislation for participation in the parliamentary elections, and his stay outside Ukraine was forced — it involves the illegal decree ex-the President of Petro Poroshenko about the deprivation of his citizenship.
According to a recent poll by the Kiev international Institute of sociology, party “movement new strength” ready to support 0% of Ukrainians.
Mikheil Saakashvili returned to Ukraine on may 29, the day after President Vladimir Zelensky gave him back his citizenship.
Video, photo All from Russia.