About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 16:01 - 24 Apr.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Georgian PM to Ukraine's President-Elect: 'Keep Saakashvili at Bay'
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 26 May.'14 / 19:12

Commenting on reports that Ukraine’s new president-elect Petro Poroshenko may invite Georgia’s ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili as his advisor, PM Irakli Garibashvili said: “I would not wish that on Ukraine.”

“My first advice to the newly elected president of Ukraine would be of course not to consider Mikheil Saakashvili as his advisor,” Garibashvili told journalists while visiting various outdoor events on Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi, marking the Independence Day on May 26. “My friendly advice would be… to keep Saakashvili at bay.”

Poroshenko told journalists in Kiev on May 25 that there will be Georgian citizens among his advisors; he, however, did not specify. “We have traditionally good relations with Georgians,” Poroshekno said.

Vitali Klitschko, leader of UDAR party, who won mayor’s race in Kiev in Sunday’s election, told journalists on May 26 that Saakashvili “offered his service” and that he also spoke with Georgia’s ex-minister of economy Kakha Bendukidze. “I am sure each of them will be ready to help if need be,” Klitschko said. 

Saakashvili, who was a frequent guest to Ukraine’s interim government, told CNBC after the Sunday’s president election in Ukraine, that Poroshenko is his “friend with whom I studied together, I know him very well; I campaigned for him in this elections.”

“I myself am heading to Kiev tonight and I hope to help them with first advices,” said Saakashvili who was speaking from New York.

Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, touched upon the issue on May 26 when speaking about Ukraine’s presidential election during a press conference in Moscow.

“I paid attention to the statement of Klitschko, who said that while forming his team, Poroshenko is considering to also include in it Saakashvili. He [Saakashvili] is really the one who should not be appointed as a mediator in relations between our states,” Lavrov said.

Latest News
24 Apr.'18 16:01
Georgia: Mixed Reactions over Armenia Protests
The ruling party lawmaker told journalists yesterday that peace and stability was “crucial” in the neighborhood.
24 Apr.'18 12:37
Court Finds ex-Defense Minister Guilty of ‘Organizing’ Torture, Sexual Abuse
The Tbilisi City Court sentenced Bacho Akhalaia to nine years in prison.
24 Apr.'18 11:39
Tskhinvali Leader Attends Yalta Forum, Meets Syrian, Italian, Serbian Delegations
The Moscow-backed Tskhinvali leader took part in the Yalta International Economic Forum on April 19-21.
23 Apr.'18 15:39
Finance Minister Visits Washington DC, Meets Representatives of Financial Institutions
Mamuka Bakhtadze left for the United States on April 19, and will continue his visit until the end of the month.
23 Apr.'18 15:14
Red Cross Identifies Remains of Abkhazia Conflict Victims
The identification process took place within the Red Cross coordination mechanism, launched in 2010.
23 Apr.'18 14:13
Russian Foreign Ministry Criticizes Tbilisi’s Policy on Abkhazia, S.Ossetia
Maria Zakharova says Georgia should accept the new political reality and recognize their independence.
20 Apr.'18 16:58
CoE Issues Report on Conflict in Georgia
The report assesses security and human rights situation in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia.
20 Apr.'18 14:32
Parliament Adopts Changes to Party Funding Rules
The legislation enables the Industrialist party to receive the annual budgetary funding worth over GEL 600,000.
20 Apr.'18 10:20
EU: "Deep Concern" over Human Rights Situation in Abkhazia, S.Ossetia
The EU Delegation to CoE issued a statement in response to the Secretary General’s report on Georgia.
19 Apr.'18 17:29
Majority Group Meeting over Internal Dispute Postponed
The ruling Georgian Dream party lawmakers will convene for a meeting tentatively on April 21.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2018, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
44