Policy, invited to Ukraine by ex-President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili, make the mistake of assuming that his goal is power and money. This opinion column for «LigaBusinessInform» expressed political analyst Vitaly Portnikov.
«For Saakashvili to power, money and comfort – just the result of revolutionary success, a permanent state of struggle in which he feels like a fish in water or as Trotsky (Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky. – «GORDON») in the train», – he wrote.
According to the columnist, the level of support for Saakashvili in Ukraine – «this is the real level of social degradation» (lumpen called lower strata of society. – «GORDON»).
«Lumpen thinks, he feels. He feels that not only Poroshenko or Yatsenyuk (Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko and former Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk. – «GORDON»), but trying to speak in a language which he or Lyashko Tymoshenko (leader of the Batkivshchyna party Yulia Tymoshenko and the leader of Radical party Oleg Lyashko. – «GORDON») – strangers who come to power on his hump and will continue to excess. But Saakashvili – he’s real» – said Portnikov.
He noted that «it’s not even an illusion, it’s true.»
«Saakashvili wants what it wants the average supporter, revenge and punishment on their opponents. He proved it throughout his life. Power for him is not an end in itself but only a means to meet these ambitions. He wants to win – and it’s better than sex. This is his strength, but his weakness, because success can only be achieved with a sufficient number of underclass population,» wrote columnist.
In his opinion, the Ukrainian political elite need to think about.
«The more she will delay with these changes, the greater the danger of coming to power of the idol crazed desperation of the lumpen. In similar conditions came to power not only Trotsky and Saakashvili. The success of Mussolini, Hitler, Fidel Castro, chávez, other Latin American, or African despotism is the eternal triumph of the lumpen. I would not want to see Ukraine joined this sad list. But the chances are great,» – said Portnikov.
December 5, Mikhail Saakashvili, was detained by the SBU, he was charged under part 1 of article 256 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (promotion of members of the criminal organizations and concealment of their criminal activities). Before the arrest of activists tried to block the exits from the house, where, as Saakashvili said, he rents an apartment. The ex-President of Georgia got to the roof and called on Ukrainians to protest against the government outside the house scuffle. The car was surrounded by supporters of Saakashvili, freed him and went with him to the street Grushevskogo, to the Parliament building to demand adoption of the law on impeachment of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
The Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko said that Saakashvili had received from Russia about $500 thousand for financing meetings with the aim to overthrow the government in Ukraine, and that the purpose of the leader of the «Movement novih forces» to stop the prosecution of fugitive businessman Sergei Kurchenko and restore his control over the assets in Ukraine.
Saakashvili, speaking on stage at the Parliament building in Kiev, called his arrest «a provocation and theft». According to him, the security Service of Ukraine has turned into «a branch of the FSB.»
Portnikov: Saakashvili wants what it wants the average supporter, revenge and punishment on their opponents 06.12.2017