The situation surrounding the attempted arrest of former President of Georgia and leader of the party «movement novih forces,» Saakashvili points to the increasing distrust of the government among Ukrainians. About 5 Dec in comments to the Atlantic Council, said senior researcher of the analytical center, economist Anders Aslund.
The expert noted that Saakashvili during the last stock received more widespread support, including the shift of focus of protest for impeachment of the President of Petro Poroshenko.
«The people hope for a vital judicial reform disappeared due to the impressive failure of the purpose of the Supreme court. The government resists the formation of a new independent anti-corruption court and coordinated attack on the National anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine», – said Aslund.
According to him, the activists lost hope for the establishment of the rule of law 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.
Aslund said that support for Saakashvili in Ukraine increased due to the failure of judicial reform and the attacks on NABOO 06.12.2017