Contents tagged with Saakashvili

  • Saakashvili: It is in Ukraine's interest to remove Georgia's pro-Russian government

    The head of the executive committee of the Ukrainian National Council of Reforms, Mikheil Saakashvili, believes that the change of the current pro-Russian government of Georgia will be beneficial for Ukraine.

    "I believe that it is in the interests of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people to remove the pro-Russian government of Georgia. But that's my personal opinion. I do not express the opinion of the president or others on this issue, because I am not an official civil servant of Ukraine," he …

  • Saakashvili: Georgians will face hunger if relations between Kyiv and Tbilisi deteriorate

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said that the Georgian people face famine if relations between Kyiv and Tbilisi deteriorate because of his appointment to the post of Head of the National Reform Council of Ukraine.

    According to Saakashvili, Tbilisi needs Kyiv more than Kyiv needs Tbilisi. He also noted that most of what people buy in Georgian shops, "for example, cereals, buckwheat, meat products, sausage, milk, is imported from Ukraine."

    "If Georgia disappears for Ukraine, it …

  • President Zelensky expects results from Saakashvili in the coming month

    President Volodymyr Zelensky expects from Mikheil Saakashvili, whom he appointed as the head of the National Reform Council, results in deregulation and improvement of customs.

    "I expect the results of Saakashvili's work not on the second day after his appointment, but in the coming months they should be. The results are about deregulation in business and customs reform," said Zelensky at a briefing during a working trip to the Carpathian Mountains, as cited by Ukrinform.

    According to …

  • Saakashvili: Ukraine needs new revolution

    The head of Ukraine's National Reform Council, Mikheil Saakashvili, who received the post just over a day ago, believes that the country needs to step up the process of attracting foreign investment.

    "As businesses are leaving China, Ukraine can again become an industrial hub of Europe, it can really reach this level for the first time," the politician said on the talk show "Savik Shuster’s Freedom of Speech ."

    In order for this to become a reality, according to Saakashvili, the country …

  • Georgia recalls ambassador to Ukraine for consultations over Saakashvili's appointment as head of Reform Council

    Georgia recalls its ambassador from Ukraine for consultations regarding the appointment of Mikheil Saakashvili as head of the Ukrainian National Reform Council, announced Georgian Foreign Minister, David Zalkaliani, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "This is an accepted practice in diplomatic relations, which indicates the emergence of certain problems in bilateral relations, so to determine future steps we require consultations with the ambassador," said Zalkaliani.

    The National Reforms Council was …

  • Saakashvili to get position in Ukraine’s National Reforms Council

    Mikheil Saakashvili, former president of Georgia and former head of the Odesa regional administration, confirmed his appointment to the National Reforms Council of Ukraine.

    "The head of the executive committee, not the secretary," Saakashvili told Deutsche Welle .

    Earlier, the media reported on his appointment to the post of secretary of the council.

    Saakashvili's exact date of appointment has not yet been announced.

    The National Reforms Council was created in 2014 by decree of the fifth …

  • Ukrainian Media: Saakashvili is trying to convince MPs to approve his candidacy for deputy prime minister

    Georgia's third president Mikheil Saakashvili expressed confidence that the majority of Ukrainian MPs will support his appointment as deputy prime minister. The politician places special hope on the "Servants of the People" faction, as it was President Volodymyr Zelensky who offered him this position. The ex-president explained the reluctance of the majority of representatives of the presidential political force to vote for him by the effect of surprise and "confusion" of deputies.

    "I believe …

  • Georgia threatens to recall its ambassador to Ukraine if Saakashvili is appointed deputy prime minister

    Georgia will recall the ambassador from Ukraine if Mikheil Saakashvili is appointed to a position in the Ukrainian government, stated Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia, as cited by Echo of the Caucasus.

    "If such a decision is made, we will at least recall the ambassador from Kyiv for consultations," Gakharia told reporters.

    According to him, from Ukraine’s side, as a strategic partner of Georgia, it is "categorically unacceptable" to appoint Saakashvili to a high position, as he is …

  • Zelensky asks Saakashvili to lead Ukraine’s negotiations with IMF

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the candidate for the post of Deputy Prime Minister for Reforms, said that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wants to make him a negotiator with the International Monetary Fund.

    He said this to journalists before the meeting with the "Servant of the People" faction.

    "The president instructed me to engage in negotiations with the International Monetary Fund, international financial organizations," Saakashvili told journalists before the meeting with the "Servant of …

  • Georgian Ambassador to Ukraine: Tbilisi will regard Saakashvili's appointment as deputy prime minister as an unfriendly step

    The appointment of former Georgian president and former head of the Odesa regional administration Mikheil Saakashvili to the post of deputy prime minister could negatively affect relations between Kyiv and Tbilisi, stated Georgian Ambassador to Ukraine Teimuraz Sharashenidze in the commentary to Interfax-Ukraine.

    According to him, Saakashvili's appointment to the Ukrainian Cabinet is likely to be perceived by the Georgian authorities as an unfriendly and unacceptable step, as he is "wanted by …