Saakashvili: I think there’s a reason the oligarchs in Ukraine and Georgia to be afraid of me

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The ex-President of Georgia and leader of the Ukrainian movement “Rukh novih forces,” Mikhail Saakashvili said he was not going to participate in presidential elections either Georgia or Ukraine. He said this in an interview with RTVi TV channel.

“No, I will not run nor for the Georgian President, nor the President of Ukraine. But I think Georgia and Ukraine to shake off the oligarchs. I think there’s a reason the oligarchs in Ukraine and Georgia to be afraid of me. I do not sell, not buy, do not surrender in front of them, not afraid of them and I will continue to run down, because I love these countries”, – Saakashvili said.

According to him, Georgia and Ukraine have “a great future”.

“Including through direct people’s democracy, through the use of new technologies. There is no need to seek new leaders, new Messiahs. Just need to use all that is modern, to make the leap into the future”, – the politician noted.

Saakashvili was President of Georgia in 2004-2007 and from 2008 to 2013 year. In the country against him opened four criminal cases.

12 Feb 2018 employees of the state border service and State migration service of Ukraine I detained Saakashvili in Kyiv restaurant “Suluguni”. Later in the state border service reported that Saakashvili was expelled to Poland as a person who illegally arrived in the territory on 10 September 2017.

After the expulsion of Ukraine from February 2018 residing in the Netherlands.

In April, Saakashvili declared intention to return to Georgia, but has not said whether to participate in the October presidential elections in Georgia.