PM about possible arrival of Saakashvili to Kyiv: I do not know what to do with populists, let society to decide
Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, commenting on the possible arrival of former head of Odesa Regional Administration Mikheil Saakashvili in Kyiv next week, has said that Ukrainian society should decide what to do with populists.
"Nothing. I don’t know what to do in these cases. I know how to build roads, how to invest in the development of the national economy, how to create conditions for our energy independence and how to prepare the country for cold winters. I understand how to conduct pension, education or healthcare reform, but what to do with populists – let Ukrainian society to do this," he said at the 14th annual YES conference in Kyiv on Saturday asked what authorities are going to do in response to the possible arrival of Saakashvili in Kyiv.
Groysman said that he did not notice great achievements of Saakashvili when he was running the post of the Odesa Regional Administration head.
As reported, Saakashvili was stripped of Ukrainian citizenship in July 2017 when he was abroad. Saakashvili arrived in Ukraine on September 10. His supporters gathered at the Shehyni checkpoint and began a fight with border guards in the transit zone, helping Saakashvili and a group of other people, including five parliamentarians, illegally cross the border. Thirteen Ukrainian National Police officers and nine border guards were injured in the incident.