The Ukrainian foreign Ministry commented on the words of Saakashvili on the Georgian authorities
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine after statements of the head of the Executive Committee of the national Council reform Mikheil Saakashvili about the illegitimacy of the Georgian authorities stated that it appreciates the partnership with Georgia and is ready to develop bilateral relations, and the words separate unauthorized persons can not be considered position of the state, reported the press service of the foreign Ministry on Friday.
Earlier, Saakashvili said on his page on the social network Facebook, which does not recognize the legitimacy of the Georgian government. He also said that he would be "front line" during the parliamentary elections in Georgia in late October. The Georgian authorities then demanded that the Ukrainian side explanations in connection with statements of the former President and called the Ukrainian Ambassador Igor Dolgov.
"Ukraine highly appreciates the strategic partnership with Georgia and reaffirms its readiness to develop bilateral relations in the spirit of friendship and good neighborliness... In this regard, we note that the Ukrainian legislation clearly defines the list of officials and state bodies, empowered to Express the official position of the Ukrainian state. Public statements by unauthorized persons can not be considered position of the state", - stated in the message on the website of the diplomatic Department.
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 of the current year Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky Saakashvili appointed head of the Executive Committee of the national Council of reforms of Ukraine.