The head of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry complained Saakashvili
The head of the foreign Ministry of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba said that the country "gets beat up" after each statement of the head of the Executive Committee of the national Council of reforms of Mikhail Saakashvili on Georgia.
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 from Kiev of explanations in connection with statements of the former President and called the Ukrainian Ambassador Igor Dolgov. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine after statements by Saakashvili said he 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.
"Any citizen of Ukraine, which is not empowered with rights to represent the country, but actively commented on the situation in Georgia ahead of the elections. The name of the citizen Mikheil Saakashvili. And every statement ends with the Ukrainian Ambassador summoned to the foreign Ministry of Georgia and extend to him their dissatisfaction with the statements. Then what's the imbalance: the individual stands, and the state for that, I apologize, rakes," - said Kuleba at the briefing.
However, the head of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry said that Ukraine appreciates the bilateral relations with Georgia and hopes to stabilize relations and to eliminate "this stimulus". "I am deeply convinced that the statements of any individual cannot destroy or suspend the relations between our peoples or relations between our countries", - the Minister added.
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.