TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili claims former President Mikheil Saakashvili is being used as an adviser by the new interim authorities in Ukraine.
Appearing on a TV show Wednesday evening, he warned Ukrainian leaders not to trust the former Georgian president in a tense situation.
Saakashvili has been in Kiev the last few days. Gharibashvili said it is a mistake when Ukraine’s Security Minister is speaking with him and asking for advice.
“I think it is a mistake, great mistake because Saakashvili is a man who couldn’t avoid war in 2008 and fell for a provocation.”
The PM continued saying that he was told Saakashvili is not alone in Ukraine but brought his uncle, who, the PM continued, is a former colonel of Russia’s KGB.
He was further told that Saakashvili’s Justice Minister Zurab Adeishvili and his feared counter-intelligence chief Data Akhalaia are wanted as advisers by authorities in Kiev.
“We experienced this on ourselves. We saw them bringing their own country to a catastrophe and I wouldn’t wish the Ukrainian people to repeat the same in Ukraine.”
“I would just advise these people to less trust the advice of Mikheil Saakashvili because it is hard for me to believe that Saakashvili gives them friendly and useful advice,” he said.
Ukraine’s government should take into account Saakashvili’s biography, his ‘radical characteristics and his adventurous attitude to issues,’ he added.
The Georgian PM characterized it as ‘almost suicide to stand with Saakashvili, Adeishvili and Data Akhalaia during a crisis.’