The Speaker Of The Georgian Parliament Sent A Letter To The Parliament About The Inadmissibility Of Saakashvili's Appointment
The head of the Georgian Parliament Archil Talakvadze sent a letter to the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmitry Razumov, which says that the appointment of former President Mikheil Saakashvili as Deputy Prime Minister will shake relations between the two countries. This was reported on Friday in the press service of the Georgian legislative body.
"His (Saakashvili's) possible appointment will shake relations between our states and institutions. His possible appointment will blacken political cooperation between our governments and joint efforts. We have many common challenges and goals on the way to restore territorial integrity and membership in the European Union and NATO," the press service of the Parliament quotes an excerpt from Talakvadze's letter.
In his letter, the speaker of the Georgian Parliament reminds his Ukrainian counterpart of the former President's criminal past. "Mr. Speaker, everyone knows that the Georgian court found Mikhail Saakashvili guilty in absentia in a number of serious criminal cases. His guilt in these serious crimes was confirmed by all three judicial instances. Mr. Saakashvili is politically responsible for systemic failures in the field of human rights, abuse of official authority, restriction of media freedom, violation of the right to property under his administration," Talakvadze added.
Earlier on Friday, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said that if Mikheil Saakashvili is appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, the Republic will recall its Ambassador to Kyiv for consultations.
On Friday, Saakashvili said that he accepted the offer of President Vladimir Zelensky to appoint a Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for reform. On the same day, before an extraordinary session of the Rada, Saakashvili's candidacy was discussed at a meeting of the "Servants of the people" faction. So far, the document on Saakashvili's appointment, which must be approved by the Verkhovna Rada, has not been published on the official website of the Parliament of Ukraine.