The opposition leader of the «Movement novih forces» of Mikhail Saakashvili with the Ukrainian authorities is beneficial to Russia, said the ex-Deputy head of the Pentagon on Ukraine and Eurasia, a researcher at the Atlantic Council Michael carpenter, comments, «Voice of America».
«The Ukrainian people are tired of corruption, and corruption is, unfortunately, over the past year, only intensified. Believe that the United States and the European Union more focused on their internal problems and pay less attention to Ukraine. Decreased pressure on the government of Ukraine with the requirements to give effect to the commitments to combat corruption, taken before Washington, Brussels and the IMF. It’s a shame. But I don’t think that Mikheil Saakashvili is the right speaker for these arguments,» he said.
According to carpenter, Saakashvili is a too controversial figure.
«It definitely causes polar reactions in Georgia. He made a real deep reform, but at the same time, used the state apparatus to harass the opposition method, which is not consistent with the practice of democracy,» said the former Pentagon official.
He expressed doubt that Saakashvili is the person who should represent the outrage of the Ukrainians.
«I think his confrontation with the Ukrainian authorities is beneficial only to the Kremlin. I don’t think it is good for Ukrainian civil society or the rule of law. There are many decent Ukrainians who could lead the fight against corruption, and I think they should do it. This is a big and serious question. Saakashvili correctly identified the problem, but he is not the man who should embody this movement,» – said carpenter.
12 Nov Saakashvili offered from December 3 to begin the process of «people’s impeachment» of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. His force held several marches «For impeachment.»
On the evening of 8 December, Saakashvili in Kiev detained and placed in temporary detention. He is suspected of receiving from Russia nearly $500 thousand in funding meetings to overthrow the Ukrainian government.
GPU released a video with excerpts of audio recordings of telephone conversations that took place, according to investigators, between Saakashvili, fluent Ukrainian businessman Sergei Kurchenko, a representative Kurchenko, who is not named, and the man around Saakashvili Severina Dangadze.
The Prosecutor demanded for the policy measure in the form of house arrest wearing an electronic bracelet. December 11, Pechersky district court of Kiev decided to reject the prosecution’s request and released Saakashvili in court. The General Prosecutor of Ukraine filed an appeal.
17 Dec Saakashvili in the course of the next March «For impeachment,» said that the protesters organized the staff of the October Palace. The building came supporters of the policy, began clashes with security forces.
Member of the Board of the Ministry of internal Affairs, the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada from the «popular front» Anton Gerashchenko noted that Saakashvili’s supporters want to seize the building, which hosts children’s matinees. At that time in October the Palace hosted the concert of the jazz orchestra of Glenn Miller.
According to the police of Kiev, the clashes at the October Palace injured 32 police officers. They got to hospital with poisoning unknown substance. In machardie said that injured 60 national guardsmen, 15 of them were hospitalized.
Saakashvili called the situation a provocation to discredit the peaceful protest.
Ex-Pentagon official: the Confrontation between Saakashvili and the Ukrainian authorities is beneficial only to the Kremlin 19.12.2017