Saakashvili’s plans after leaving office

Saakashvili eyes comeback in Ukraine’s politics after Zelenzky’s first round win

By | April 1st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Mikheil Saakashvili was forcefully deported from Ukraine in February, 2018. (Stringer Media.) TBILISI, DFWatch--The success of an opposition candidate in Ukraine's presidential elections has given Georgia's former leader Mikheil Saakashvili new hope of making a comeback in Kiev politics. After losing power in his home country, Saakashvili re-launched his career as politician in Ukraine, [...]

Saakashvili calls on his party in Georgia to introduce gender quotas

By | March 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

Mikheil Saakashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president who is governor of Odessa in Ukraine, has advised his party home in Georgia to have 50 percent women on the election list for the upcoming parliamentary election, which will be held later this year. […]

Saakashvili criticized for his Syria statement

By | January 13th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Giorgi Margvelashvili advises Saakashvili to stop damaging the country’s interests. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President of Georgia slammed his predecessor Mikheil Saakashvili, accusing him of manipulating with important and strategic issues of the country’s security just for his own interests. Mikheil Saakashvili earlier in Monday criticized […]

Saakashvili offers to help Georgian government

By | June 9th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Former President Mikheil Saakashvili continues to offer his assistance. On Sunday, after instructing Ukraine’s new president, Petro Poroshenko, to under no circumstance weaken the military operation against pro-Moscow separatists in the east, […]

Speculations about Saakashvili’s Kiev role celebrated by UNM

By | May 27th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Mikheil Saakashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Speculation that the new Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, might hire former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili as an advisor, is cheered by the latter’s supporters in Tbilisi. It has not been possible for DF Watch to confirm a claim […]

Saakashvili wants to educate Ukrainians in reforms

By | April 4th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili is to start a center for the study of reforms in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Saakashvili, who is currently in Kiev, said in an interview with a TV channel there that he wants to share his experiences […]

Georgian PM: ‘Suicide’ if Ukraine takes advice from Saakashvili

By | March 7th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili. (Interpressnews.) 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 […]

Saakashvili’s appointment as ‘Senior Statesman’

By | January 23rd, 2014|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

John C. Kornblum is an American diplomat and businessman. (Photo: International Students’ Committee.) This letter was published January 21, 2014, in The Tufts Daily, a student newspaper at Tufts University.I was distressed to read in your newspaper that former Georgian President Saakashvili had been appointed as a so-called “Senior Statesman” at the Fletcher […]

Saakashvili to teach governance at Tufts University

By | December 21st, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Former president Mikheil Saakashvili speaking at the UN earlier in 2013. TBILISI, DFWatch–The former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili will join Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in the US from January. He will hold lectures about European governance and other contemporary international and regional issues, […]

Saakashvili is living in New York

By | December 17th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Mikheil Saakashvili appearing on Ukrainian TV channel 112 last Sunday. ( TBILISI, DFWatch–A month after leaving office as president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili has revealed that he is currently living in New York and working on reform programs with several major US universities. Appearing on Ukrainian TV 112, Saakashvili said he is […]

Saakashvili addressed Ukrainian pro-EU demonstrators

By | December 8th, 2013|Categories: Europe, News|Tags: , , |

Georgian ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili on Saturday addressed the protesters gathered in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. His speech to the movement which started two weeks ago, when President Viktor Yanukovich refused to sign an Association Agreement with the […]

Saakashvili still abroad, visits U.S. Congress

By | November 23rd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili (left) and U.S. Senator John McCain. (Photo published on Facebook.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The first week after leaving office, former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili remained abroad and Thursday met members of the U.S. Congress in Washington. Among the around twenty politicians Saakashvili met on the Hill was Republican Senator John […]

Saakashvili gives Hillary Clinton the Golden Fleece award

By | November 17th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Guards began letting in people in groups of 30, but later let visitors enter the presidential palace freely. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili has awarded former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the Golden Fleece award. Saakashvili is leaving office on Sunday, and in a flurry of activity handed out awards and distinctions to more than a thousand people. […]

Saakashvili says goodbye, plans to stay out of politics

By | November 16th, 2013|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: |

Photo published on Mikheil Saakashvili’s Facebook page. TBILISI, DFWatch–Outgoing President Mikheil Saakashvili says he will ‘temporarily’ leave politics and may go on to work within science. In an open letter posted on Facebook on Friday, Saakashvili explained why he will not attend the inauguration of Giorgi […]

Saakashvili assures: ‘I hope the new government succeeds’

By | November 7th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Mikheil Saakashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili assures foreign diplomats that he is hoping the new government and president will succeed and make the economy boom. Meeting with foreign diplomats at the president’s palace in Tbilisi on Wednesday to sum up the […]

Saakashvili sums up nearly ten years in power

By | October 29th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Mikheil Saakashvili bid farewell to the Georgian people in a last televised address. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s outgoing president Mikheil Saakashvili has left for Brussels to meet with Chairman of the EU Commission Jose Manuel Barroso. Before leaving, Saakashvili held a last televised address from his palace. He thanked people for giving […]

‘Goodbye, President!’

By | October 26th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Outside the president’s residence in Avlabari, Tbilisi. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A movement called Patriots held a small rally on Friday to say goodbye to President Mikheil Saakashvili and thank him for his nine years of service. A few tens of people came carrying posters and flags outside Saakashvili’s official residence in […]

Saakashvili wants to promote wine industry after end of term

By | August 21st, 2013|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: |

President Mikheil Saakashvili is feeling bored sitting in his office. (Official photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili plans to open an education center for viticulture, wine-making and vine care in Georgia’s eastern Kakheti region, where he owns a house and vineyards. Speaking in front of journalists at his palace in Tbilisi Wednesday, […]