Saakashvili: I'd like to apologize for Ukrainian authorities who misbehave
Head of Odesa Regional State Administration and ex-president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, has apologized to Ukrainian people for Ukrainian authorities, who unable to behave honestly and in a civilized way.
"I want to address to Ukrainians. I have commitments to each of you, I must apologize that unfortunately the authorities, part of which I am, threw you into such situation. I want to apologize for the authorities, who…vulgarize everything and make a laughing-stock of themselves and its country as well. I mean not the whole government, but its larger part, which is presented by our leader of the government. I really want to express regret that everything was transformed into brothel and circus," he said at a briefing following the meeting of the National Reforms Council in Kyiv on Monday.
"What I wish to tell Prime Minister [Arseniy] Yatseniuk, who calls me a 'guest artist', and his accomplices on a par with him suggest me to get out of the country, I'm proud to be [Ukrainian] passport holder. This passport isn't just a formal document – it is my obligation to the Ukrainian people, to people of our state. I have been spending many years in Ukraine. I wasn't born in Ukraine, but I in fact grew up here…I was an active participant of both Maidans…I'm not going to leave this state and won't allow them to continue rob a wonderful beloved Ukraine," Saakashvili stressed.