Ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili intends to return to the country in a year and win the 2016 presidential election.
Talking to Rustavi-2 TV, Saakashvili said: “What is happening in Georgia today is a disaster. The incumbent authorities have led the country to poverty.”
According to him, the former prime minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili was sure that Tbilisi must take a position that would make anyone forget about it i.e. Georgia must not support Ukraine, speak of Abkhazia or Tskhinvali. The ex-president believes that Georgia’s future will much depend on the developments in Ukraine.
Saakashvili said that instead of supporting Ukraine, Georgia’s authorities invited the ambassador of that country to the Foreign Ministry demanding explanations over his appointment as head of the International Consultative Reform Council by Ukraine’s president. Saakashvili calls the criminal charges brought against him as “absurd.”
Earlier on February 16, the Georgian Prosecutor General’s Office applied to Ukraine’s Attorney General with a petition for extradition of Mikheil Saakashvili. The application was rejected.