The case against the ex-President of Georgia and leader of the «Movement novih forces,» Saakashvili may affect the reputation of the Ukrainian authorities on the international stage. About this December 5, the ex-Minister of economic development and trade of Ukraine aivaras Abromavicius said in comments analytical center Atlantic Council.
According to him, two post-Maidan government has made positive changes in Ukraine, but «many of these achievements risk being destroyed by the recent linear attacks on National anti-corruption Bureau from the unreformed law enforcement agencies.»
«In light of the complete lack of sentences is extremely corrupt current and former senior officials of the charges against Saakashvili will always appear politically motivated,» admitted Abromavicius.
He believes that the way Western partners «will once again be puzzled and frustrated by the priorities of the Ukrainian leadership».
Abromavicius, received Ukrainian citizenship, was led by the Ministry of economic development from December 2014 to February 2016. Resigned due to «blocking any system and important reforms in the country.»
5 Dec Saakashvili in Kiev was detained by the security Service of Ukraine. He was charged with the assistance of members of the criminal organizations and concealment of their criminal activity. Before the arrest Saakashvili climbed on the roof of the house where he lived, and called on Ukrainians to protest against the government.
Militiamen brought politics to the street and put into the police car, but activists staged a brawl with the security forces and released him.
Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko declared that Saakashvili has received from Russia about $500 thousand for a financing of rallies for the overthrow of the Ukrainian government. According to him, the purpose of the leader of the «Movement novih forces» the termination of the criminal proceedings against fugitive businessman Sergei Kurchenko and the restoration of its control over assets in Ukraine. The GPU has also published audio recordings of telephone conversations, allegedly confirming it.
Lutsenko gave Saakashvili 24 hours to the politician appeared before the investigation.
Saakashvili, who after the liberation, spoke at the rally at the Verkhovna Rada, said he was not familiar with Kurchenko, a record of the GPU called a fake. The actions of security forces politician described as «a provocation and theft».
The press-Secretary of the party «movement novih forces» Maryana Pochtar said that Saakashvili is not planning to come for questioning to the SBU on 6 December. Instead, he will hold a press briefing outside the Parliament.
The national police and the security service began an investigation of former President of Georgia.
Abromavicius: due to the lack of convictions for corruption charges against Saakashvili will look politically motivated 06.12.2017