Former President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili, who now holds the post of head of the executive committee of the National Council of Reforms of Ukraine, suggested that the Georgian authorities let him into the Transcaucasian republic for a day as an “investigative experiment.” He said this on the evening of March 27 on the air of TV Pirveli.
“Let’s conduct an investigative experiment. Let them let me into the country, within 24 hours let me go outside, I swear I will be unguarded. We will give the people the opportunity to freely express their opinion, ”Mikheil Saakashvili said.
He further suggested that the Georgian authorities do not want him to appear in Tbilisi, even for such a short time, “because as soon as I step on Georgian soil, it will become clear that their (the current authorities of the republic) support is 5%, and mine – 70 −75% “.
Recall that Saakashvili was the president of Georgia from 2004 to 2013. At home, several criminal cases were initiated against him, including abuse of office and embezzlement. Since 2014, the former Georgian leader has been in Ukraine, where at one time he headed the Odesa region. In May 2015, he received Ukrainian citizenship by decree of President Petro Poroshenko. However, in 2017, due to a conflict with the ex-president of Ukraine, he lost this citizenship, after which he left the country. In 2019, after the victory of Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the presidential elections, Saakashvili returned to Ukraine and headed the executive committee of the National Reform Council. The current Ukrainian leader overturned Poroshenko’s decision to deprive Saakashvili of citizenship.