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Georgian Prime Minister calls former Georgian president an enemy of the people

26 december 2014 | 16:20

If President Saakashvili stayed in power, Georgia would have war and unrest, according to the Georgian Prime Minister.

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 Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili accused Mikhail Saakashvili, the former head of state, of national treason.

"The fact that former President Mikhail Saakashvili, a former commander in chief ... and his representatives call on Georgian military to renounce their citizenship and retire from service in the Armed Forces of Georgia and go to fight in Ukraine, because they will have a high payment there is a direct betrayal and call for national treason," – announced PM Garibashvili during the final press conference of the year.

Prime Minister said that Saakashvili is an enemy for Georgia and Georgian people.

"The only thing I can say responsibly: if Mikhail Saakashvili was here today, I assure you 101% that our country would have horror, war and terrible unrests. The situation would be worse than it is in currently in Ukraine" – announced PM Garibashvili.

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According to him, the current government does not resort to provocations, but have a reasonable and pragmatic approach to solving various issues.

"If Bidzina Ivanishvili did not come to politics, did not bring "Georgian dream" to power, I assure you that the situation would be much more difficult than it is currently in Ukraine. This is the reality," – stressed Garibashvili.

Mikhail Saakashvili became the President of Georgia in 2004 after the "Rose Revolution" of 2003. In 2008 he was re-elected for the second term. In 2013, he left the country because of persecution from the "Georgian Dream's" leader, billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, who had come to power.

Saakashvili took an active part as "Evromaidan" supporter during the 2014 events in Ukraine.

Earlier it was reported, that the former Georgian president may become the Director of the Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Bureau.

Source: ZN.UA

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