Saakashvili calls accusations by prosecutor general a lie
The leader of the Movement of New Forces party, former Odesa regional governor and former Georgian president, Mikheil Saakashvili, has claimed that a statement by Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko is untrue.
"A statement by the prosecutor general is a blatant lie for the purpose of discrediting Saakashvili and the whole protest movement in Ukraine. The information received by Mikheil Saakashvili from credible sources and made public by him on November 29 was fully confirmed today in the actions of the Prosecutor General's Office and the SBU," Saakashvili said on his Facebook page on Tuesday.
The politician also said that the authorities had prepared falsifications of "evidence" in order to launch a criminal case "on the order of [Ukrainian President Petro] Poroshenko."
The Movement of New Forces party, in turn, reported that the Ukrainian authorities are trying to make Saakashvili a "Kremlin agent" and arrest him.
"In response to Sunday's multi-thousand march for impeachment, the Ukrainian authorities went on the offensive and continue to make political repressions against Mikheil Saakashvili and the supporters of the Movement of New Forces. The completion of today's madness by the government had to be a press conference by Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko, at which he made public poor-quality tapes that protest rallies against the authorities are allegedly financed by disgraced businessman Kurchenko and virtually Yanukovych himself and Putin!" the party said in a statement on Facebook on Tuesday.
The party also said that Ukrainians would not believe the "trumped-up case of Poroshenko against Saakashvili" and urged Ukrainian and international public organizations to condemn the actions of the Ukrainian authorities.