Saakashvili told about the attitude to Poroshenko, due to the deprivation of citizenship

The head of the Executive Committee of the Ukrainian national Council of reforms, the former Governor of the Odessa region and the ex-President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili stated that it did not hold a grudge against the former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, including the deprivation of citizenship.

Earlier, Saakashvili said, "offended by Poroshenko," because the former President "lied" to him when he promised greater powers for the post of head of the Odessa regional administration. Saakashvili also said that he had "a personal relationship with Poroshenko."

In the program "visiting Dmitry Gordon" on Youtube the journalist asked Saakashvili if he's forgotten Poroshenko, noting that "he got you thrown out of the country." "I do not hold grudges on anybody or what Poroshenko did anyone", he said.

However, Saakashvili said he was pleased with the fact that in the last presidential elections were won by Vladimir Zelensky, not Poroshenko. The official expressed the view that, if Poroshenko was re-elected for a second term, for Ukraine, it "would be fatal".

Ex-President Saakashvili left Georgia in 2013, where he opened a number of criminal cases, some of them he was sentenced in absentia to prison terms. In the spring of 2015 Saakashvili came to Ukrainian politics, when held the post of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko appointed him Governor of Odessa region, before granting citizenship. However, in November 2016 Poroshenko has dismissed Saakashvili, saying that he not only fulfilled promises to develop the region, but also greatly worsened its economic performance. At the end of July 2017, Poroshenko deprived Saakashvili Ukrainian citizenship. Later, Saakashvili has filed a complaint against this decision of the Ukrainian court, it is still not considered.

The government of Ukraine in February 2018 has sent Saakashvili to Poland, from which he in autumn 2017 illegally came to Ukraine broke through the cordons of border guards and law enforcement officers. Ukraine's new President Vladimir Zelensky on may 28, 2019, a decree was returned Saakashvili Ukrainian citizenship, then the policy returned to the Ukraine.

In early may, Zelensky Saakashvili appointed head of the Executive Committee of the national Council of reforms of Ukraine.